Trotsky was the chairman of the the military revolutionary committee of the petrograd soviet it was this organisation that, under lenin's direction, that staged the takeover of the state known as the october revolution. As we shall see in the following section, the bolshevik revolution actually was financed by wealthy financiers in london and new york lenin and trotsky were on the closest of terms with these moneyed interests both before and after the revolution. Permanent revolution first expounded by leon trotsky (1879-1940), one of the leading theoreticians of the russian bolshevik party and a leader in the russian revolution trotskyism was to become the primary theoretical target of stalinism (qv) in russian communist circles in the 1920s and. Vladimir lenin was a communist revolutionary who led the famous october revolution in russia find more information on life of lenin in this brief biography. Lenin was an idealist, but when he found himself in the real situation, he became a very evil and sinister person, said romanova, leading me into lenin's corner study, with views of the.
November 6 1917, with the help of leon trotsky (head petrograd soviet) bolsheviks seized power of government buildings and arrested members of the provisional government what really helped this revolution to succeed was the take over of police and army. However, in october 1924, trotsky published the lessons of october, an extensive summary of the events of the 1917 revolution in the article, he described zinoviev's and kamenev's opposition to the bolshevik seizure of power in 1917, something that the two would have preferred left unmentioned. Combining young lenin and on lenin in one volume, this is a fascinating political biography by fellow revolutionary leon trotsky. Leon trotsky was a communist theorist, prolific writer, leader in the 1917 russian revolution, the people's commissar for foreign affairs under lenin (1917-1918), and then head of the red army as the people's commissar of army and navy affairs (1918-1924.
Lenin being a chuvash, and trotsky being a jew, they had their other-ness in common i agree with the last respondent: lenin no doubt saw trotsky as the more suitable successor to his position as chairman of the central committee of the cpsu, compared to joseph stalin. If you read the revolution betrayed, stalin by trotsky, and stalin: a biography by robert service (see pg: 143, 168, 182, 184-185, 208-209, 212, 217, 226, 246) sums up stalin's hatred trotsky was attacking stalin politically and personally through his books and while lenin was alive. In this period trotsky produced his greatest literary works, including my life, the history of the russian revolution, and the revolution betrayed, as well as his unfinished biographies of lenin and stalin.
Introduction by new international the material here presented in article form is, perhaps, leon trotsky's best contribution toward clarifying the differences between the views held by himself and those of lenin in the period before 1917 on the historical character of the russian revolution. Russian revolution (musiс video) leon trotsky was a marxist revolutionary, theorist, and soviet politician though lenin was the leader of the bolshevik party, it has been argued that since lenin. During the russian revolution, the bolsheviks, led by leftist revolutionary vladimir lenin, seized power and destroyed the tradition of csarist rule the bolsheviks would later become the.
Lenin's october revolution broughtto russia a government that twisted marxism so much so, a new termhad to be invented called leninism lenin was in exile during mostof ww 1. Lenin was born vladimir ilyich ulyanov on april 22, 1870, to an upper-middle class family in the russian town of simbirsk, on the volga river his father was an inspector of schools, and died in 1886 the next year his older brother, alexander, was executed for taking part in a plot to assassinate. [lenin, the] founder and guiding spirit of the soviet republics and the communist international, the disciple of marx both in theory and in practice, the leader of the bolshevik party and the organiser of the oct revolution in russia, was born on april 9 (22) 1870 in the town of simbirsk, now. Of course, trotsky just happened to have the same position as lenin on the little question of the october revolution, in the face of opposition from kamenev, stalin and zinoviev, but on other fundamental questions, he again found himself in opposition to the correct line.
The best overview of this period can be found in third volume of cliff's biography of lenin, revolution besieged: lenin 1917-1923 42 and, to a lesser extent, trotsky: the sword of the revolution 1917-1923, 43 the second volume of his biography of trotsky. The 1927 film october, directed by sergei eisenstein, depicting the events of the october revolution, rightly placed lenin and trotsky centre stage but stalin ordered eisenstein to re-edit the film and portray trotsky's role as minimal and cowardly, and to re- emphasise his own role.
The russian revolution took place across two armed revolts in the space of just months it led to lenin seizing power and setting russia on a course that would change world history forever. Trotsky, whose ideas, alongside lenin's, correctly foreshadowed the course of the russian revolution, is not included in this book, even in comparison to the development of lenin's ideas instead, read dismisses trotsky's unfinished young lenin as a hagiography (biography of a saint) and as propaganda. Lenin, trotsky and the marxism of the october revolution by david north 19 march 2018 this is the text of a lecture delivered by david north, chairperson of the international editorial board of.