Vladimir Lenin

The Glancing Blow of History – A bon-bon collection of facts and counter-facts and a summary of their pending interrelations which will be located towards the bottom of the article just as soon as I get that far. Thank you in advance for your patience.

glancing

adjective

1: hitting so as to glance off <a glancing blow>

2: incidentalindirect <the book has a variety of glancing references to prominent personalities>

3: casualunstudiedoffhand <a citizen of the world who knew the Near East with the same glancing familiarity — H. V. Gregory>

<he evoked the town and its surrounding countryside with his habitual glancing art — Times Literary Supplement>

glanc·ing·ly adverb Origin of GLANCING from present participle of 1glance

First Known Use: circa 1541 (sense 1)

“Glancing.” Merriam-Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://unabridged.merriam-webster.com/unabridged/glancing. Accessed 7 Aug. 2021.  

Ending the Tsarist Autocaracy

One hundred years ago today working people in war-torn Russia rose up against the hated tsarist autocracy. In late February 1917, strikes and demonstrations escalated into an uprising that clashed with — and eventually won over — the regime’s armed forces. Paradoxically, though the insurrection was led by a broad front of workers and socialists, a small group of liberals ended up in power.

link to https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/03/guide-february-revolution-russia-tsar-soviets-bolsheviks/ A Guide to the February Revolution, by Eric Blanc

1905 Russian Revolution

link to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1905_Russian_Revolution – BLOODY SUNDAY – link speak out socialists DOT org – Bloody Sunday 1905 – the spark of revolution in Russia

Russia’s entry into World War I on August 1

link to en wikipedia org wiki Russian entry into World War I – link to en DOT wikipedia Dot org – wiki Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (18 December 1863 – 28 June 1914) – “His assassination in Sarajevo is considered the most immediate cause of World War I.”

In February 1917 the mutiny of the soldiers of the Petrograd Military District brought down the Tsarist autocracy. It was the final and decisive act of the February revolution, and occurred after four days of riot and unrest in Petrograd during which the proletariat displayed great solidarity in a series of industrial and political strikes.

Ashworth, Tony. “SOLDIERS NOT PEASANTS: THE MORAL BASIS OF THE FEBRUARY REVOLUTION OF 1917.” Sociology, vol. 26, no. 3, 1992, pp. 455–470. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/42855070. Accessed 7 Aug. 2021. – link
Barricade of Liteiny
Barricade

In February 1917, the February Revolution broke out in Petrograd as industrial workers went on strike over food shortages and deteriorating factory conditions. The unrest spread to other parts of Russia, and fearing that he would be violently overthrown, Tsar Nicholas II abdicated.

link to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolutionary_activity_of_Vladimir_Lenin – ACCESSED 8-07-2021

There is a dual nature to military power, that is: moral and material.

“[…] moral power […] played a decisive role in the February revolution in Russia in 1917.” – link

Leon Trotsky

Lev Davidovich Bronstein[b] (7 November [O.S. 26 October] 1879 – 21 August 1940), better known as Leon Trotsky[c] (/ˈtrɒtski/),[1] was an Ukrainian-Russian Marxist revolutionary, political theorist and politician. Ideologically a communist, he developed a variant of Marxism which has become known as Trotskyism.

link to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leon_Trotsky – Retrieved 8-07-2021

link to en DOT wikipedia DOT org wiki Leon Trotsky – link to marxists DOT org – archive – trotsky – 1930 – The History of the Russian Revolution –

Tugan-Baranovsky is right when he says that the February revolution was accomplished by workers and peasants – the latter in the person of the soldiers. But there still remains the great question: Who led the revolution? Who raised the workers to their feet? Who brought the soldiers into the streets? After the victory these questions became a subject of party conflict. They were solved most simply by the universal formula: Nobody led the revolution, it happened of itself. The theory of “spontaneousness” fell in most opportunely with the minds not only of all those gentlemen who had yesterday been peacefully governing, judging, convicting, defending, trading, or commanding, and today were hastening to make up to the revolution, but also of many professional politicians and former revolutionists, who having slept through the revolution wished to think that in this they were not different from all the rest.

https://www.marxists.org/archive/trotsky/1930/hrr/ch08.htm – link

February Revolution of 1917

February Revolution, (March 8–12 [Feb. 24–28, old style], 1917), the first stage of the Russian Revolution of 1917, in which the monarchy was overthrown and replaced by the Provisional Government.

link to https://www.britannica.com/topic/February-Revolution – ACCESSED 8-07-2021

link to take me back to: 22 January 1905 – “[…] Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius (see zodiac on January 22, 1905). The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Arthur Balfour (Conservative), Pope Pius X was leading the Catholic Church.” ALSO “The Bloody Sunday massacre of Russian demonstrators, at the Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg, helps trigger the abortive Russian Revolution of 1905.” A.K.A. Red Sundaylink to academic DOT shu DOT edu – russian history index DOT php – Workers’ Petition, January 9th, 1905 (Bloody Sunday) – Petition Prepared for Presentation to Nicholas II
January 9, 1905 (Bloody Sunday) – “[…] led by Father Georgy Gapon, [unarmed demonstrators] were fired upon by soldiers of the Imperial Guard as they marched towards the Winter Palace to present a petition to Tsar Nicholas II of Russia.”

Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov

Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov[b] (22 April [O.S. 10 April] 1870 – 21 January 1924), better known by his alias Lenin,[c] was a Russian revolutionary, politician, and political theorist. He served as the first and founding head of government of Soviet Russia from 1917 to 1924 and of the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1924. Under his administration, Russia, and later the Soviet Union, became a one-party socialist state governed by the Soviet Communist Party. A Marxist, he developed a variant of this communist ideology known as Leninism.

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Lenin was born Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, April 22, 1870, in the provincial city of Simbirsk on the Volga River. His father, Ilya Nikolaevich Ulyanov, was a secondary school teacher and eventually rose in the civil service to become a provincial director of elementary education.

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On examining the economic, industrial and agricultural conditions which form the basis of present-day bourgeois society, we find that they tend more and more to replace isolated action by combined action of individuals. Modern industry, with its big factories and mills, where hundreds of workers supervise complicated machines driven by steam, has superseded the small workshops of the separate producers; the carriages and wagons of the highways have become substituted by railway trains, just as the small schooners and sailing feluccas have been by steam-boats. Even agriculture falls increasingly under the dominion of the machine and of steam, which slowly but relentlessly put in the place of the small proprietors big capitalists, who with the aid of hired workers cultivate vast stretches of land.

link to https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1872/10/authority.htm – On Authority – Written 1872 – Published 1874 –
Source: Marx-Engels Reader, New York: W. W. Norton and Co., second edition, 1978 (first edition, 1972), pp 730-733.;
Translated: Robert C. Tucker;
Transcribed: by Mike Lepore.

Alexander III

Alexander III  10 March 1845 – 1 November 1894)

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Liberalism and Democracy

link to https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1912/apr/19.htm – Published: Zvezda, Nos. 27 (63) and 32 (68), April 8, and April 19, 1912. Signed: P.P.. Published according to the Zvezda text.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1974], Moscow, Volume 17, pages 569-578.
Translated: Dora Cox
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
Public Domain: Lenin Internet Archive (2004). You may freely copy, distribute, display and perform this work; as well as make derivative and commercial works. Please credit “Marxists Internet Archive” as your source. • README

The Trudovik conference of which we have already spoken and which was reported in several newspapers (among others, in Rech of March 28), is of special importance from the standpoint of making clear party alignments in the elections to the Fourth Duma. After the bloc of moderate liberals (the Cadets and “independent Progressists”) and after the resolutions of the working-class democrats about their tactics in the elections, it only remained for the Trudoviks to “define themselves” in order to complete the picture.

https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/cw/index.htm#volume17

By now all classes of Russian society, as represented by all political parties of any importance and worthy of attention, have defined their position in the election campaign. For the bourgeois parties, particularly those that have found a “permanent” place for themselves under the June Third regime, the elections are primarily an occasion for an intensified publicity drive, but for working-class democrats, for Marxists, the main task in the election campaign is to explain to the people the nature of the various political parties, what views are advocated and who advocates them, what are the real and vital interests behind each party, which classes of society shelter behind each party label.

https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/cw/index.htm#volume17

From this point of view we shall have to deal with the conference of the Trudoviks repeatedly, and in the interests of the working class, our special attention must be devoted to the fundamental question indicated above. The Black Hundreds, the Right parties, and the liberals (the Cadets) all ignore this question, or else they misinterpret its presentation and solution in a thousand ways, not be cause of any lack of understanding or because of the malice   of individuals, but because the class interests of the land owners and the bourgeoisie compel them to misrepresent the essence of the peasants’ and workers’ parties.

https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/cw/index.htm#volume17

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link to en DOT wikipedia DOT org – wiki Vladimir Lenin – link to en DOT wikipedia DOT org – wiki – Bibliography of the Russian Revolution and Civil War – link to en DOT wikipedia DOT org – wiki – 1905 Russian Revolution

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Works of Frederick Engels 1872

On Authority


Written: 1872;
Published: 1874 in the Italian, Almanacco Republicano;
Source: Marx-Engels Reader, New York: W. W. Norton and Co., second edition, 1978 (first edition, 1972), pp 730-733.;
Translated: Robert C. Tucker;
Transcribed: by Mike Lepore.

Ashworth, Tony. “SOLDIERS NOT PEASANTS: THE MORAL BASIS OF THE FEBRUARY REVOLUTION OF 1917.” Sociology, vol. 26, no. 3, 1992, pp. 455–470. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/42855070. Accessed 7 Aug. 2021.

About Today’s Feature Image: By Pavel Semyonovich Zhukov (1870-1942) – [1], Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=95435100

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Britannica, The Editors of Encyclopaedia. “Russian Provisional Government”. Encyclopedia Britannica, 10 Sep. 2019, https://www.britannica.com/topic/Russian-Provisional-Government. Accessed 7 August 2021.

February Revolution, (March 8–12 [Feb. 24–28, old style], 1917), the first stage of the Russian Revolution of 1917, in which the monarchy was overthrown and replaced by the Provisional Government. This government, intended as an interim stage in the creation of a permanent democratic-parliamentary polity for Russia, was in turn overthrown by the Bolsheviks in October (November, new style) of the same year. The October (November) Revolution, sometimes called the Bolshevik Revolution, established the Soviet Communist government in Russia. 

Britannica, The Editors of Encyclopaedia. “February Revolution”. Encyclopedia Britannica, 1 Mar. 2021, https://www.britannica.com/topic/February-Revolution. Accessed 7 August 2021.

Britannica, The Editors of Encyclopaedia. “February Revolution”. Encyclopedia Britannica, 1 Mar. 2021, https://www.britannica.com/topic/February-Revolution. Accessed 7 August 2021.

VAX

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“Glancing.” Merriam-Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://unabridged.merriam-webster.com/unabridged/glancing. Accessed 7 Aug. 2021.  

link to https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/03/guide-february-revolution-russia-tsar-soviets-bolsheviks/

link to web.archive.org/web/20070930230346/http://mars.wnec.edu/~grempel/courses/russia/lectures/07tartar.html

The Inevitable Landing on Mars

When Lenin, Tolstoy and Oscar Wilde finally de-board that Spaceship on Mars it will be a proud day indeed, especially if there still exists a human society on planet Earth to share in their exuberance on this still far off date which will be partly determined by the orbits of the respective planets around our Sun, and, the orbit of the Moon around the Earth.

Lenin, Tolstoy and Oscar Wilde fly in a Spaceship to Mars

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