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Socialist Publication Society (N.Y.). One year of revolution - Image 34. 1918. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 21, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/414/show/411.

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Socialist Publication Society (N.Y.). (1918). One year of revolution - Image 34. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/414/show/411

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Title One year of revolution
Alternative Title One year of revolution: celebrating the first anniversary of the founding of the Russian Soviet Republic, November 7, 1918
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Socialist Publication Society (N.Y.)
Publisher Socialist Publication Society
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Brooklyn, New York
Date 1918
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich, 1870-1924
  • Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Soviet Union
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English; Russian; German
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 32 pages: illustrations; 28 cm.
Original Item Location DK265.S62 1918
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304499~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
Use and Reproduction This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
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Transcript after Soviet the Bolsheviki became ascendant, and Leon Trotzky was elected President of the most important Soviet, that of Petrograd. The final struggle approached: the masses prepared for all power to the Soviets, the reaction for the drastic suppression of the Soviets, while the coalition government, symbolizing a fictitious unity of all the classes, was marching to destruction. Kerensky tried to bolster up his declining prestige and power, by means of a Democratic Congress and a Preliminary Parliament, which declared Russia a Republic. But Kerensky was completely discredited; he could talk, but he dared not act, hesitation, compromise and intrigues characterizing his desperate policy. With the discrediting of Kerensky came the discrediting of the moderate Socialists in the Soviets. This process was feverishly accelerated by the problem of peace. Kerensky had tried, and vainly, to secure a revision of the war aims of the Allies; the Soviet Central Executive Committee, still controlled by the moderates, elected Skobeleff to represent it at the Paris Allied Conference which was presumably to discuss war and peace aims; but the Entente Governments declared that they would not recognize Skobeleff, and that, moreover, the Conference was simply to discuss military measures. The conclusion was clear: only by means of class action and the revolutionary struggle could peace be secured, only by means of the uncompromising struggle against all Imperialism and the repudiation of petty bourgeois Socialism. This was at the end of October; some time earlier the Bolsheviki had called for a meeting of the All-Russian Congress of Soviets. This created consternation equally among the bourgeoisie and the moderate Socialists: the Congress, it was clear, would accept the program of the Bolsheviki. The Central Executive Committee, in spite of the fact that a Congress was due, refused to call it; but the Bolsheviki issued their call for a Congress to convene November 7. This initiated the definite proletarian revolution in Russia, of which the uprising of November 6 in Petrograd was an incident: the revolution had been accomplished in the local Soviets, which accepted Bolshevism, and which had become organs of revolutionary governments as well as instruments of revolutionary action. The Congress on November 7, decreed all power to the Soviets, created a workers' and peasants' government—the proletarian revolution had conquered ! It had conquered by means of the class struggle, by means of revolutionary Socialism, by means of the Bolsheviki's magnificent capacity to transform a general revolutionary situation into definite revolutionary action. All power to the Soviets constituted a proletarian revolution, necessarily; a Soviet government implied the adoption of revolutionary So- cialist measures, the initiation of the process of introducing the institutions of communist Socialism, and the struggle for the international proletarian revolution. In all its activity the Soviet power has adhered to its Socialist ideals, its revolutionary honor and the interests of the international proletariat—and this is the full measure of revolutionary Russia's achievement and our appreciation. F. 119 32