Tag Archives: Lenin

Bolshevik-Menshevik Split

Why did the Bolsheviks and Mensheviks split? A brief explanation.

Lenin reading Pravda

The origins of Pravda, the official newspaper of Communist Russia

Pravda, the official newspaper of what became the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, was first published on 5 May 1912.

the sealed train

Lenin and the ‘sealed train’ that returned him to Russia

Vladimir Lenin arrived in Russia after a decade of self-imposed exile.

Lenin shot

Lenin shot in failed assassination attempt, 30th Aug 1918

On the 30th August 1918, Bolshevik leader Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov – better known as Lenin – was the victim of a failed assassination plot.


The origins and activities of the Cheka under the Bolsheviks

On the 20th December 1917, the Russian Bolshevik secret police known as the Cheka was established.

History File – Bolshevik Russia

New Economic Policy

Why did Lenin introduce the New Economic Policy in 1921?


The Foundation of the USSR, 1922

On the 30th December 1922, the USSR – the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics – was founded.

Trotsky expelled from the Communist Party

Why was Trotsky expelled from the Communist Party in 1927?

Trotsky had been a key figure in the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917.