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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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By 1919-20, it was abundantly clear to the Bolsheviks that sitting in expectation of a revolution in the West was fruitless.
Yet Baldwin seemed to see the GPU as a legitimate way for the Bolsheviks to defend the revolution, even as they brutally repressed non-Bolsheviks who helped to overthrow the czar.
It should be noted that the Bolsheviks had nothing to do with the abolition of the monarchy and the establishment of a republic.
The Bolivian working class firmly believed, quite like the Bolsheviks in Russia, that only the capture of power by force, by the working class, could bring the democratic revolution to fruition and this seizure of power was linked with the ideals to socialism.
Allen, Alexander Shlyapnikov, 1885-1937: Life of an Old Bolshevik (Chicago: Haymarket Books 2016)
Some Petrograd Soviet leaders wished to cooperate with the Provisional Government, including some leading Bolsheviks, but the Bolsheviks in general--As the presumptive representatives of workers, peasants, and soldiers--withheld their support from what they considered the "bourgeois" Provisional Government.
Ironside knew that the only way his forces were going to be successful was if they could raise Russian units to fight against the Bolsheviks.
Saul's trenchant observation that the net result of Wilson's policy was a tragicomedy of miscalculation and error, which, far from undermining the Bolshevik regime or bringing "democracy" to Russia, served instead to strengthen Lenin's infant Soviet government.
The issue of gaining and retaining power, which preoccupied both Bolsheviks and their opponents throughout the revolutionary period, has for a long time been the focus of historians' attention.
3) These have often been regarded, not least by Bolsheviks themselves, as 'birthmarks of the old society' (in Marx's phrase), vestigial left-overs from a bygone era.
The Bolsheviks controlled key urban and industrial centres, while ISIS is truly dominant only in the Iraqi and Syrian hinterland.