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98 years of the Russian Revolution: the revolution that changed history

The Russian Revolution of October 1917, the historical event that has marked the contemporary world, is celebrating 98 years. But reactionaries try to cover up its history with a distortion mantle. They claim that the revolution was utopian, useless and that it only proved the communism’s failure. They seek to...

The Red Army of Workers and Peasants of the Soviet Republic

This article was published on the IWL's theoretical magazine Marxism Alive n. 16 in 2007, as part of the 90th anniversary of the Russian Revolution. In military terms, the construction of the Red Army is one of the most spectacular events of the history of mankind. We might sum it up as “The...

Paris Commune (1871): Anticipating the Petrograd Commune (1917)

This article was published on the IWL's theoretical magazine Marxism Alive n. 16 in 2007, as part of the 90th anniversary of the Russian Revolution. A massacre to wipe away the example of the Parisian workers In the annals of the years preceding the Paris Commune, massacres similar to the one that bourgeoisie...

Russian Revolution, 97 years: Soviets in action

November 7 (October 25 according to the old Russian calendar) is the 97th anniversary of the October Revolution that would create the first workers' state in history.  To remember this important date, we publish the article Soviets in Action, written by John Reed in October 1918, still in the heat...

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