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By Neil Faulkner

The Russian Revolution may be the main misunderstood occasion in smooth historical past. In A People's historical past of the Russian Revolution, Neil Faulkner units out to debunk the myths. during this fast paced creation to the tumultuous occasions, the Russian individuals are the heroes. Faulkner exhibits how a mass stream 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 overwhelmed through bloody counter-revolution and changed with a big kind 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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