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  2. Bolshevik, (Russian: “One of the Majority”) , plural Bolsheviks, or Bolsheviki, member of a wing of the Russian Social-Democratic Workers’ Party, which, led by Vladimir Lenin, seized control of the government in Russia (October 1917) and became the dominant political power. The group originated at the party’s second congress (1903) when Lenin’s followers, insisting that party membership be restricted to professional revolutionaries, won a temporary majority on the party’s central ...

  3. Bolsheviks - Wikipedia

    The Bolshevik leadership eventually prevailed, and the Bolsheviks formed their own Duma faction in September 1913. One final difference between the Bolsheviks and Mensheviks was how ferocious and tenacious the Bolshevik party was in order to achieve its goals, although Lenin was open minded to retreating from political ideals if he saw the guarantee of long-term gains benefiting the party.

  4. What Was the Bolshevik Revolution? | AHA - Historians

    The Bolshevik leaders The November revolution was led by a group of intellectuals, most of whom had never seen a worker’s bench or used a peasant’s plow. Many of them—notably Lenin and Trotsky—had lived in exile abroad because their views had brought them into conflict with the czarist government.

  5. Who Were the Bolsheviks and How Did They Rise to Power?

    The ‘Bolshevik Bluff’ is the idea that the ‘majority’ of Russia was behind them – that they were the people’s party and the saviours of the proletariat and peasants. The ‘Bluff’ only disintegrated after the Civil War, when the Reds (Bolsheviks) were pitted against the Whites (counter-revolutionaries and the Allies).

  6. The Bolsheviks - Russian Revolution

    The Bolsheviks. Delegates to the 8th Bolshevik party congress in 1919. The Bolsheviks were a revolutionary party that began as a radical faction of the Social Democrats or SDs, a Russian Marxist party. The Bolsheviks formed in 1903 after a split from the Menshevik faction over issues of party membership and organisation.

  7. Russian Revolution: Causes, Timeline & Bolsheviks - HISTORY

    Bolshevik Revolution ; Russian Civil War ; Photo Galleries; Sources; The Russian Revolution of 1917 was one of the most explosive political events of the twentieth century.

  8. Russian Revolution | Definition, Causes, Summary, History, &...

    Russian Revolution, also called Russian Revolution of 1917, two revolutions in 1917, the first of which, in February (March, New Style ), overthrew the imperial government and the second of which, in October (November), placed the Bolsheviks in power.

  9. Bolshevik Definition & Meaning - Merriam-Webster

    The meaning of BOLSHEVIK is a member of the extremist wing of the Russian Social Democratic party that seized power in Russia by the Revolution of November 1917. a member of the extremist wing of the Russian Social Democratic party that seized power in Russia by the Revolution of November 1917; communist…

  10. Bolshevism - Wikipedia

    Bolshevism (from Bolshevik) is a revolutionary socialist current of Soviet Marxist–Leninist political thought and political regime associated with the formation of a rigidly centralized, cohesive and disciplined party of social revolution, focused on overthrowing the existing capitalist state system, seizing power and establishing the "dictatorship of the proletariat".

  11. 100 years later, Bolshevism is back. And we should be worried.

    And we should be worried. Vladimir Lenin addresses supporters celebrating the first anniversary of the Bolshevik revolution. (AFP) Communist Party supporters with red flags and a flag with a ...