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Was the Russian Revolution a Marxist revolution?

Eric Rahim

November 4th, 2017

 

 


Revolution Debate after 100 Years.
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I would say the Russian revolution of 1917 was not a Marxist revolution. It did not develop according to the theory of social change that Marx had worked out. I would say it was a communist revolution that took place in conditions (both national and international) that were not appropriate for achieving socialism. I say it was a ‘communist revolution’ in the sense that it was led by the communist party which derived its inspiration from the teachings of Marx, but departed from them or re-interpreted them in the light of the situation that confronted them.

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