The Movements: A Podcast History of the Masses

The Russian Revolution #6 - Year One

February 02, 2019
The Movements: A Podcast History of the Masses
The Russian Revolution #6 - Year One
Chapters
The Movements: A Podcast History of the Masses
The Russian Revolution #6 - Year One
Feb 02, 2019
The Movements History Podcast
The Russian Revolution enters a new phase as the Bolsheviks successfully take power, but face existential threat from all sides.
Show Notes

The Russian Revolution enters a new phase as the Bolsheviks successfully take power and form a coalition with the Left SRs. A new Constituent Assembly is elected, but out of date candidate lists leave the results in question. The Reds seek to make peace with the Germans without leverage, while facing off coup plots and military threats from the Right SRs and White forces. As the isolated revolutionaries wait for the German Revolution to break out and lift the siege of Red Russia, famine again hits Russia and the Bolsheviks resort to desperate acts of violence to feed the cities and assert control over industry.