Monday, November 07, 2011

94th Anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution

Today is the 94th anniversity of the Bolshevik (aka October) Revolution; the 132nd Birthday of a certain Lev Davidovich Bronstein (and some other bloke's birthday).

I thought I would mark the occasion with the Red Army Choir - The song about the 27th division. "The song describes history of the 27th division from Civil war to the end of the Great patriotic war.


Anonymous said...

To annoy Jon Rogers, as well as for reasons of good history, some of us prefer to call it the coup, or the counter-revolution.

John Gray said...

very true comrade

Anonymous said...

Wasn't it Trotsky who proposed to abolish all Unions in 1922 because workers in a 'workers' state did not need any protection. That of course was after the regime dealt with the Kronstadters for such bourgeois demands as free elections to Soviets and Unions,free and fair national elections,freedom of expression, etc.
Dave Draycott

John Gray said...

Hi Dave

Many Trotsky supporters are unaware that he was a cold blooded mass murderer who had a contempt for trade unions workers rights.

Anonymous said...


Lenin 1 Czar 0

Great result what ever the spin

Anonymous said...

Spin? What spin anon?

The Tsar was not overthrown by Lenin,the Bolsheviks or 'October.'He was overthrown by the Russian People in the February Revolution. A revolution that was effectively buried (and I mean buried)by the Bolshevisks in October. Might be an idea to pick up a history book now and again.

In fact when the revolution broke out Lenin was in Switzterland sipping coffee and reading the paper.It was another 2 months before he returned to Russia in the 'sealed train.'Troksy was quicker off the mark.

Of course if we were currently in a Leninist state we wouldn't be chatting quite so freely on the internet and if one of us said the wrong thing we'd have the Cheka, NKVD, KGB or any of the other manifestations of the secret police on our butts.

Notice you didn't say I had my facts wrong and instead came out with some rubbish about spin. Who's doing the spinning? After all you appear to come from a political tradition that's not short of a spin or two:'ignore the Ukrainian famine. Tractor production is 'up' again.' As one Russian once said of the 'system'- they pretend to pay us. We pretend to work.'

Dave Draycott