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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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Support for anti-Marxist actions and fear of the bolshevist menace became very central to the decisions of liberal voters, supporters and activists.
Another submission by private individuals compared the measure to Bolshevist Russia, where the child is a ward of the state.
To them, Strauss averred, all Jews were Bolshevists, and all Bolshevists Jews.
A second secular and, this time, a pre-determined godless society was instituted by the Bolshevists in 1917, with all the subsequent horrors thereof.
The 22 May 1919 Citizen contained the following account of the strike: "The Red element, which planned to bring about anarchy in this country and, on the ruins, build a tyranny, is made up of a small junta of avowed Bolshevists who have succeeded by persistent scheming in taking the place of the sane leaders, with an almost solid foreign-born following.
As Victoria delegates helped forge the OBU at Calgary, the Times declared that "any fertile soil selected by the Bolshevist in which to plant his anarchist seed would be effectively policed by his most determined enemy--the reasonable workingman.