What About Russia?
Introduction: The Russian Revolution took place in October 1917, inspiring revolutions throughout Europe and the rest of the world.
In the late 1980s, the Soviet ruling elite watched in despair as the Warsaw Pact, the cold-war military bloc set up in opposition to American imperialism began to crumble.
Trotsky: In Defence of October
Trotsky: In Defence of October Part 1: A speech delivered in Copenhagen in November 1932
Trotsky: In Defence of October Part 2: What questions does the October Revolution raise in the mind of a thinking person?
Trotsky: In Defence of October Part 3: Marxist revolutionaries predicted, long before the events, the march of the Revolution and the historical role of the young Russian proletariat.
Trotsky: In Defence of October Part 4: "Yes", some opponents will say, "the adventure of October has shown itself to be much more substantial than many of us thought.
Trotsky: In Defence of October Part 5: Let me now, in closing, attempt to ascertain the place of the October Revolution, not only in the history of Russia but in the history of the world.
TEN YEARS on from the mass movements which swept Eastern Europe, toppling the Stalinist dictatorships, ROBERT BECHERT who lived in Berlin during 1989/90, remembers the original ideals of the East German revolution and challenges the idea that it was a movement for capitalism.
This short, pamphlet, published under the title, The Evolution of the Comintern, was written in 1936. The Communist International (the "Comintern") was founded in March 1919, following the Russian revolution of October 1917, but suffered a degeneration examined here.
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