Lenin and the Bolshevik Seizure of Power, 1900–1917

  • Jeffrey Brooks
  • Georgiy Chernyavskiy
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Part of the The Bedford Series in History and Culture book series (BSHC)


The years 1900 to 1917 were triumphant for Lenin. He returned from Siberian exile in 1900 at the age of 30, settled briefly in European Russia, and then left for Western Europe. He came back seventeen years later in April 1917 as a famous revolutionary and the leader of a militant party. While abroad, he had helped create that party, attracting followers both inside and outside of Russia. Once in Russia again, he planned for the seizure of power of which he had long dreamed.


Collect Work Military Dictatorship Peaceful Development Poor Peasant Impending Catastrophe 
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  • Jeffrey Brooks
  • Georgiy Chernyavskiy

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