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Bolshevik

(formerly) a Russian Communist
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bolshevik

(from the Russian bol' shinstovo, majority) a member of the Leninist majority of the Russian Social Democratic Party in 1903, the forerunner of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Thus, by extension, the term bolshevism has also come to refer to any revolutionary communist party which adopts a similar ‘vanguard conception’ of the role of the party in leading the working class (see also POLITICAL PARTY).

Bol’shevik

 

the southernmost and second largest island of the Severnaia Zemlia archipelago. Its area is 11,312 sq km. The northern shore is sharply indented. The land, which reaches 935 m in elevation, is mainly formed of proterozoic metamorphic schists and sandstones, as well as granitoids. Low plateau-like elevations predominate, becoming hilly plains on the southern shore. About 30 percent of the territory is covered by glaciers. On the shore plain there is moss and lichen vegetation of the arctic desert.


Bol’shevik

 

an urban-type settlement in Gomel’ Raion, Gomel’ Oblast, Byelorussian SSR, 8 km from the Kostiukovka railroad station (on theGomel’-Zhlobin line). Population, 2,500 (1968). The Bol’shevik Peat-processing Enterprise is located there.


Bol’shevik

 

an urban-type settlement in Susuman Raion, Magadan Oblast, RSFSR, on the Magadan-Khandyga highway. Population, 1,300 (1968). Gold mining.

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The Bolsheviks came to power in part because Germany deliberately shipped Lenin to St Petersburg, and Berlin cultivated secret military ties with the Soviets across the 1920s.
The Treaty of Brest Litovsk, signed between Bolshevik Russia, the German Empire, Austria Hungary, Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire on March 3, 1918, officially terminated Russia's involvement in WWI.
At the same time, he was a person with great talent as a revolutionary and knew exactly the time when the Bolsheviks could strike.
Their real enemy, he tells his friends, is not just the Bolsheviks but "this modern world.
He further suggests that the Bolsheviks benefited from the famine and the depopulation of the province by almost 50 percent.
13) The Bolsheviks had discovered that the state could not be run by 'any cook or washer-woman', as Lenin had initially claimed, and were forced to surrender themselves to the reality that, in the short term at least, they had to rely on non-party specialists to staff the state bureaucracy and manage its economic apparatus.
The appalling purges of the 1930s are commonly associated with the name of Stalin, but the true father of the Bolshevik concentration camps, the executions, [and] the mass terror .
In November 1917 the Bolsheviks seized power, and Krasin and Litvinov again answered the call to revolution.
Embarking on a Cook's tour of political theory, Brzezinski traces a direct line from the French of 1789 to the Bolsheviks in 1917.
Proletarian internationalism, which the Bolsheviks promoted vigorously for nearly 20 years before turning to russocentrism, never managed to evoke such enthusiasm--a fact that Brandenberger attributes primarily to the complex and abstract nature of Marxist-Leninist ideology.
The Bolsheviks rose to power on Lenin's cry of ``Peace, Land, Bread.
Using either immoral or moral means, asks Gabel, did the Bolsheviks have half a prayer of creating an institutionally and psychologically secular society, and for that matter, is such a society possible at all?