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?
Suitable for A-Level
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