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"It is not only thanks to the acquired power that Lenin would have assumed a decisive influence on the events, but also the regime he created in October 1917 somehow institutionalized the characteristics of his personality. The Bolshevik party was the product of Lenin: as its founder, he built it in his own image and likeness [..] This party, after taking power in October 1917, quickly removed all possible competitors and became the sole center of political power. For the seventy-four years...
Between 24 and 25 October 1917 (November 6 and 7 of the Gregorian calendar) the Red Guards of the Russian Social Democratic Workers (Bolshevik) Party swept away the weak and indecisive Kerensky's provisional government. Lenin and the Bolsheviks had assumed power. After the short period of semi-illegality following the thesis of April and the July unrest, driven by the motto "peace, land and bread!", The Bolsheviks gained a majority in the Soviets of Petrograd and Moscow, and increased their...
Between 25 and 26 October 1917 the final and decisive act of the Russian revolution, which had commenced in February of the same year, took place.  The Provisional Government was overturned with relatively little blood being spilled, however before the Soviet Republic could be established, it was to undergo the tremendous turmoil of civil war.

The October Revolution, which led to the fall of the Provisional Government on 25 October 1917 and the Bolsheviks seizing power in...
After the February Revolution in Petrograd, the political exiles came back. The April 13, 1917 (16 according to the Gregorian calendar, used in Russia since 1918) arrived Vladimir Lenin. He brought with him the "April Theses", which represented a vote of no confidence to the provisional government.
The day after his return (April 17), Lenin showed the thesis during the Pan-Russian Congress of Soviets, in front of nearly 800 members of the Russian Social Democratic Workers' Party. The speech was...
When in Russia broke the February Revolution, Lenin (Vladimir Il'ič Ul'janov, 1870 - 1924) was still in exile in Switzerland. Aware that his return could trigger an even sharper opposition to the war, the Russian provisional government - agree with the Entente powers - denied him the passage to return to Russia. With twenty-seven other political exiles, he was thus forced to travel by train through Germany, already knowing that the fact would be the subject of speculation of his political...
Between 5 and 8 September 1915 the most prominent members of the European socialist movement gathered at Zimmerwald, Switzerland, a neutral country. Although the proposals of the maximalist movement – represented by Trotsky, Lenin and Luxemburg (the latter not present because arrested) – were not approved, the idea of transforming the war into a revolution and the spread among the soldiers of socials ideals were prophetic during the October Revolution. The myth of the permanent revolution...
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