Rise of Communism : Russia (1917-39)

The Bolshevik Revolution of 1917

  • The Czarist government which prevailed in Russia before the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 was autocratic in nature.
  • The last Czar, Nicholas II did not learn any lesson from history of West Europe.
  • Russia failed to keep pace with changes that occurred in 19th century E .... Read More

Stalin - Economic Policy

  • After Lenin’s death, Joseph Stalin became Secretary- General of the Communist Party.
  • He had ideological clash with Trotsky, another leader of the Party.
  • Stalin argued that Communism should be strengthened in the Russian state first.
  • Trotsky insisted .... Read More


  • In 1917 after the fall of the Czar, Russian Revolution was given direction by Lenin.
  • Republican bourgeois leaders formed a Provisional Republic which was nothing but old government minus the Czar.
  • Lenin provided leadership to the Revolution through his popular articl .... Read More

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