Celebrating—and Learning from—the 100th Anniversary of the October Revolution in Russia

October 2, 2017 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us


One hundred years ago this month, people in Russia rose up to make a socialist revolution. V.I. Lenin and the Bolshevik Party led masses to seize power and set up the first long-lasting socialist state in history, the Soviet Union. Though communism was eventually defeated in the Soviet Union, the lessons learned from both the tremendous achievements and the shortcomings and sometimes serious errors—along with the later richer lessons from the Chinese revolution, led by Mao—laid the foundation to go forward to new heights. These lessons were distilled by Bob Avakian (BA) and concretized into a new communism. This new communism is a leap beyond, and in some important ways a rupture with, what has gone before.

We are marking that momentous event all month long with features on this great and historic revolution, including: a listing of works from BA and the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA that focus on that first stage of communist revolution; an excerpt from a 2013 interview with Raymond Lotta, “You Don’t Know What You Think You ‘Know’ About… The Communist Revolution and the REAL Path to Emancipation: Its History and Our Future.; and the series "Setting the Record Straight on Communism and Socialist Revolution: REFUTING THE BIGGEST LIES AGAINST COMMUNISM—Introduction to the New Series."



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