Russian Revolution 1917
The 1917 Russian revolution, when the working class and peasant majority succeeded, for the first time in history, in transforming society, abolishing capitalism and landlordism, still stands as the greatest even in human history for socialists and Marxists. The event led to a wave of struggle and revolution, throughout Europe and beyond, putting the idea of a socialist world firmly onto the agenda. The CWI stands firmly in the tradition of the Bolshevik Party of Lenin and Trotsky, in fighting to build a revolutionary socialist international in the 21st century. For those fighting to change society today, the experience of the Russian revolution, and its subsequent tragic Stalinist degeneration, is rich in lessons.
21/02/2017, 23 February 1917 (8 March in today’s calendar) marked the beginning of the socialist revolution in Russia, which sparked a revolutionary wave that would travel around the world.
29/01/2017, War, hunger, hated Tsarist regime: class tensions reach breaking point
16/01/2017, Preparing for revolution
07/11/2016, November 7th anniversary of workers’ taking power
11/10/2007, The October Revolution – when the working class took power
12/07/2007, Revolution never develops in a straight line.
16/03/2007, Ninety years ago, the working class of Russia, led by the immortal
workers of what is now St Petersburg, rose in a revolution that
overthrew the 1,000-year dictatorial rule of the Tsar.
22/03/2005, Restored version of ‘Battleship Potemkin’ at 55th Berlin Film Festival
13/01/2005, The Russian Revolution of 1905 began on Sunday 9 January, after more
than one thousand people - men, women and children - were massacred by
military guards outside the Winter Palace of the tsar.
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