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The legacy of the Russian revolution by Peter Taaffe

In 1997, on the 80th anniversary of the Russian revolution, Peter Taaffe reviewed Orlando Figes’s book, A People’s Tragedy, acclaimed as an authoritative history but, in reality, an attempt to obscure the real significance of the momentous events of 1917 ...

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Year One of the Russian Revolution by Victor Serge

Year One of the Russian Revolution by Victor Serge

Year One of the Russian Revolution -Victor Serge From Serfdom to Proletarian Revolution 1861: THE EMANCIPATION OF THE SERFS Sequences in world history are so tightly interconnected that it is often necessary to go back a long while in order ...

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The Idea of a Palace Revolution

Leon Trotsky The History of the Russian Revolution Volume One: The Overthrow of Tzarism Chapter 5 The Idea of a Palace Revolution   Why did not the ruling classes, who were trying to save themselves from a revolution, attempt to ...

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The Tzar and the Tzarina

Leon Trotsky The History of the Russian Revolution Volume One: The Overthrow of Tzarism Chapter 4 The Tzar and the Tzarina   This book will concern itself least of all with those unrelated psychological researches which are now so often ...

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The proletariat and the Peasantry

Leon Trotsky The History of the Russian Revolution Volume One: The Overthrow of Tzarism Chapter 3 The proletariat and the Peasantry   The Russian proletariat learned its first steps in the political circumstances created by a despotic state. Strikes forbidden ...

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Tzarist Russia in the War

Leon Trotsky The History of the Russian Revolution Volume One: The Overthrow of Tzarism Chapter 2 Tzarist Russia in the War   Russia’s participation in the war was self-contradictory both in motives and in aims. That bloody struggle was waged ...

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Peculiarities of Russia’s Development

Leon Trotsky The History of the Russian Revolution Volume One: The Overthrow of Tzarism Chapter 1 Peculiarities of Russia’s Development   The fundamental and most stable feature of Russian history is the slow tempo of her development, with the economic ...

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Preface

Leon Trotsky The History of the Russian Revolution Preface   During the first two months of 1917 Russia was still a Romanov monarchy. Eight months later the Bolsheviks stood at the helm. They were little know to anybody when the ...

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