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18 October 2017
The October revolution showed countless millions that workers have the power to stop exploitation and oppression. It's no surprise these events inspired marvellous documentary and artistic works. The Socialist revisits some of the classic accounts of 1917 - and comments on some more recent efforts to smear it...
18 October 2017
With monotonous predictability the centenary of the Russian revolution has led to an outpouring of bile - not aimed in the main at the 'acceptable' February revolution - but at October. A cacophony of slander is attempting to drown out the real history of the October revolution.
13 September 2017
New reprint - Lessons of October: "We met with success in the October revolution, but the October revolution has met with little success in our press."
26 July 2017
Revolution in Russia swept away the dictatorial rule of the Tsar in February 1917. Then in October, led by the Bolshevik Party, a second revolution set up the world's first workers' state
12 July 2017
Massive demonstrations involving nearly a million people erupted in Petrograd on 2-3 July 1917, in a colossal outburst of anger and discontent
31 May 2017
The centrepiece demand - for the formation of workers' councils - was the one the authorities feared the most. Yet this did not come to fruition
3 May 2017
Exhibition review: 'Russian revolution - hope, tragedy, myths': This new exhibition at the British Library draws on an extensive collection to take visitors through the key events of the Russian revolution
29 March 2017
Lenin's arrival from exile on 3 April 1917 turned the Bolshevik party upside down and changed the course of history.
1 March 2017
The 1917 Russian revolution was a momentous moment in working class history, in which women played a pivotal and active role
22 February 2017
The February 1917 revolution in Russia marked the beginning of the socialist revolution later that year
15 February 2017
Steve Bannon, investment banker and chief strategist to US president Donald Trump, once called himself "a Leninist"!
23 January 2017
The Committee for a Workers' International (CWI) has launched a website dedicated to commemorating and celebrating the 1917 Russian Revolution
28 June 2016
The degeneration of the Soviet Union into a brutal dictatorship - albeit one based on a distorted form of planned economy - has been used to argue that socialism is doomed to failure...
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