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By Neil Faulkner

ISBN-10: 0745399037

ISBN-13: 9780745399034

ISBN-10: 0745399045

ISBN-13: 9780745399041

The Russian Revolution may be the main misunderstood occasion in sleek historical past. In A People's heritage of the Russian Revolution, Neil Faulkner units out to debunk the myths. during this fast moving advent to the tumultuous occasions, the Russian everyone is the heroes. Faulkner exhibits how a mass move of thousands, organised in democratic assemblies, mobilised for militant motion, destroyed a regime of landlords, profiteers and warmongers.

He rejects caricatures of Lenin and the Bolsheviks as authoritarian conspirators, ‘democratic-centralists’ or the progenitors of Stalinist dictatorship. He argues that the Russian Revolution used to be an explosion of democracy and creativity – and that it used to be beaten by means of bloody counter-revolution and changed with a titanic type of bureaucratic state-capitalism.

Laced with first-hand testimony, this background seeks to rescue the democratic essence of the revolution from its detractors and deniers, supplying an ideal primer for the fashionable reader.

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