Lenin and the Russian Revolution pt1 | The History Faculty

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Podcast that reassesses Lenin’s role in the revolutions of 1917. The Lenin legend was partly a creation of the Lenin government itself, which positioned Lenin as the most important individual in the foundation of the Soviet state. This view was also promoted in influential writings by Leon Trotsky, who suggested that although the revolution could have taken place without himself, it could not have taken place without Lenin. Recent historians, however, have tried to demolish the Lenin legend, coming to a more balanced appreciation of his role in 1917. Why did he conspire with the Germans, for example, to prevent the revolution of February 1917?

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Original URL: http://www.thehistoryfaculty.org/a-levels/item/259-lenin-and-the-russian-revolution-pt1

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About Richard Marshall

Richard Marshall is studying for a doctorate in the literature of ancient Rome at Wadham College, Oxford, and is a tutor for Ancient History at St Benet’s Hall. In addition to Classics, he has a long-standing interest in the tactics and material culture of the British Army, especially of the period spanned by the Cardwell Reforms and First World War. He has a large collection of original uniform and equipment items used for teaching and research purposes, and is currently exploring the evolution of British military clothing and accoutrements in response to changes in fashion and warfare for eventual publication. He previously worked as a cataloguer for the Oxford University Great War Archive.
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