The Bolshevik October Revolution

Vladimir Ilych Ulyanov  Lenin Russian revolution october bolshevik communism USSR
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Inspirational Leader
Vladimir Ilych Ulyanov, known by his revolutionary nom de guerre, Lenin, inspired a small cadre of Communist intellectuals to agitate amongst the workers and soldiers of Petrograd, today's St. Petersburg. In this photo, his close associate Leon Trotsky stands at the right of the podium.

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