As the Nazis swept across Europe during World War II, local variants of the Jewish Bolshevik
stereotype awaited them.
This book makes a vital contribution to our understanding of how the revolutionary events unfolded for common citizens, who by implication from Hasegawa's conclusion would have accepted the new regime at least perfunctorily because of the extent to which the Bolsheviks
reestablished a fundamental order.
In the aftermath of the Bolshevik
revolution, these mountainous regions became not a barrier but a road - a path for Indian revolutionaries to reach Bolshevik-controlled Central Asia and a route for 'banned' revolutionary literature to reach India.
Needless to say, the social, cultural and institutional genesis of present-day Russia lies in the Bolshevik
Revolution, when the Soviet Union emerged from the ashes of the Tsarist empire in the wake of World War I.
The parallels between the French Revolution of 1789 and the Bolshevik
Revolution are many.
Within months of the October Revolution, Lenin bemoaned lack of discipline among Russian workers, and both Leninist thought and Bolshevik
rule became noticeably more authoritarian.
The inner contradictions of the revolution itself and its concomitant chaos in the form of an ensuing civil war notwithstanding, the Bolshevik
Revolution marked a watershed in modern history that spread its political and ideological imprint far beyond Russia.
Arrested by the police in January 1904 for his underground work, he landed in prison where he met Bolsheviks
; largely under their influence, he identified himself as a Bolshevik
by the end of 1905.
After a bitter internal party struggle, Lenin ordered a capitulatory peace settlement with Germany, which the Bolshevik
representative at Brest-Litovsk signed reluctantly in March 1918.
The history of this Expeditionary Force starts with the Russian Revolution of 1917, closely followed by the Bolshevik
seizure of power and eventual withdrawal of Russia from the war against Germany.
In quite a few provinces, moderate socialist parties benefited from the popularity of their local activists and managed to retain their influence in regional soviets until the Bolshevik
takeover in Petrograd and even months after that.
There is little about the politics and ideologies of the different factions and groupings in the struggles of the 1920s and 1930s, or the public Bolshevik
debates about industrialisation, collectivisation, foreign policy, spreading revolution or building socialism.
SINGER Charlotte Church has said she is delighted to have annoyed two high-profile critics - after being branded an "overpaid bolinger bolshevik
" by a former Tory MP.
Serge was right that no anarchist 'can make any serious objection to the principle of soviet power' (Danger p 96) given that Proudhon, Bakunin and Kropotkin had all envisioned precisely such organisations, but 'soviet power' in the Bolshevik
lexicon means the power of a 'proletarian party, the organisation of the most hardened, most conscious revolutionary minority, which will in fact exercise the dictatorship before long'.
Russia's participation in WWI was downplayed in the Soviet Union, largely due to the Bolshevik
view of it as an "imperialist war" that paved the way for revolution.