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By Neil Faulkner

The Russian Revolution could be the main misunderstood occasion in sleek background. In A People's historical past of the Russian Revolution, Neil Faulkner units out to debunk the myths. during this fast paced advent to the tumultuous occasions, the Russian everyone is the heroes. Faulkner indicates how a mass circulation 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 was once an explosion of democracy and creativity – and that it was once beaten through bloody counter-revolution and changed with a great type of bureaucratic state-capitalism.

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

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