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Den Russiske Revolution 100 år

Linkbox i anledning af 100-året for Den Russiske Revolution i 1917. Med 2017-analyser, boganmeldelser og debat. Linkboxen vil løbende blive opdateret her i 2017. For supplement, se den større linkbox "Den Russiske Revolution, februar-oktober 1917".
(Modkraft Biblioteket, marts 2017- ). / Updated collections of links with 2017 articles on the 1917 Revolution.

Den Russiske Revolution, februar-oktober 1917 (Modkraft Biblioteket, 2007). Linkbox lavet ifm. 90-året for R.R. med ældre og nyere tekster; baggrund og debat om 1917: arbejderrevolution eller statskup + Den Russiske Revolution 1912-1922. / Links compiled for the 90 years of the revolution in 2007, with older and new texts on background and debate on 1917, workers revolution or coup d’etat + the development 1917-1922.

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Kvinderne og den russiske revolution. Af Marie Frederiksen (7. marts 2017). "De russiske kvinders deltagelse i revolutionen, Bolsjevikkernes kamp for at organisere dem, og de enorme fremskridt for kvinder, som Oktoberrevolutionen skabte, er en inspiration ..."

Den russiske revolutions 100 års jubilæum. 1. del + 2. del. Af Frederik Ohsten (30. januar - 7. februar 2017). "Ligegyldigt om man er tilhænger eller modstander af den russiske Oktoberrevolution, så ... ændrede denne begivenhed verdenshistoriens kurs på en hidtil uset måde."

Socialistisk Arbejderavis
100-året for den russiske revolution: Baggrunden. Af Anders Bæk Simonsen (nr.356, 19. januar 2017). "For 100 år siden, i 1917, tog arbejderne magten i Rusland. Det rejste et håb om en anden verden ... Hvad var den økonomiske og politiske baggrund?"

Socialistisk Information
Rusland 1917: Fra Oktober til i dag + Hvad Oktober 1917 kom til at betyde (13. maj 2017). Paul Le Blanc’s bidrag til en ny antologi om den russiske revolution fra forlaget Solidaritet: 1917: Revolution og kontrarevolution i Rusland. Se nærmere om bogen her.
Rusland 1917: Sådan blev scenen sat for en revolution. Af Alan Maass (21. januar 2017). "Den russiske revolution i 1917 er en påmindelse om, at de kampe, der ændrer verden, ofte finder sted der, hvor man ikke forventer det - hvor mulighederne for succes synes mindst gunstige."

In English:

Against the Current
The Russian Revolution and workers democracy. By Suzi Weissman (Issue 188, May-June 2017). "The irony (and tragedy) was that the organ of socialist democracy bequeathed to the international working class could not itself survive the aftermath of the Revolution it had been indispensable in bringing about."

- Category: Revolution Russia 1917
Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths. By Judy Cox (May 11, 2017). "A fascinating exhibition at the British Library paints an ambiguous picture of the events of 1917."
Art and politics in revolutionary Russia. Part 1. By Paul Rouhan (April 9, 2017). "This is a radical overview of the art and design of the Russian and Soviet Avant-Garde from 1915 and the decade following the Russian Revolution of 1917."
The October Revolution: lessons and legacy (3 March 2017). "Historian and activist Paul Le Blanc reflects upon the Year One of international working class struggle from Counterfire’s recent ‘Revolution: Russia 1917 – on hundred years on’ event."
Revolution remembered. By Vladimir Unkovski-Korica (March 3, 2017). "Event commemorating the Russian Revolution, linking it to today’s struggles, was big success for revolutionary left."
This is what revolution looks like (February 21, 2017). "An excerpt from Louise Bryant’s book Six Red Months in Russia."
5 things Orlando Figes got wrong about the Russian Revolution on BBC Newsnight (February 21, 2017). "Orlando Figes was enlisted by the BBC to try and trash the history of the Russian Revolution ... Chris Nineham corrects some matters of fact."

Historical Materialism
Before Lenin: Bolshevik theory and practice in February 1917 revisited. By Eric Blair (Blog, 27 February 2017). "Assessing Bolshevik policy before Lenin’s return to Russia in April 1917 has long been one of the most heated historiographic controversies in the socialist movement."
A revolutionary line of march: ‘Old Bolshevism’ in early 1917 re-examined. By Eric Blanc (Historical Materialism, Blog, 31 March 2017). "Through a re-examination of Bolshevik politics in March 1917, the following article demonstrates that the prevailing story is historically inaccurate ..."

In Defence of October 1917 (
"A new page dedicated to the Russian Revolution, with videos, reading guides and much more for all those who wish to study the Revolution and the ideas of Bolshevism."

In Defence of Marxism
’The Last of the Tsars’ - a dull, anti-Bolshevik smear. By Ben Gliniecki (3 May 2017). "On the centenary of the Russian Revolution ... there are dozens of books and articles to get stuck into. The Last of the Tsars: Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution by Robert Service, is not one of them."
Answering fake news about the Russian Revolution. By Rob Sewell (23 February 2017). "A feature appeared recently in the London Evening Standard (10th February, 2017) by a certain Victor Sebestyen about the exhibition Russian Art 1917-1932 at the Royal Academy."
What the Russian Revolution achieved and why it degenerated. By Alan Woods (27 January 2017). "... the centenary of the Russian Revolution will inevitably be the occasion for an intensification of the vicious anti-Communist campaign."

International Socialism
Misrepresenting revolution: Art at the Royal Academy. By Nick Grant (Issue 154, Spring 2017, p.193-207). Review of Revolution: Russian Art 1917–1932, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, London, 11 February-17 April 2017: "Little is more contested in art history than works from revolutionary Russia."

International Viewpoint
Redeeming the revolution. By Doug Enaa Greene (24 January 2017). Review of Frec Leplat and Alex de Jong (eds.), October 1917: Workers in Power (Merlin Press, 2016, 234 p.). "[The book] does a magnificent job with its scholarly, primary sources, bibliography, time-line and a glossary to help for those curious about socialism and seasoned activists to reassess and redeem the meaning of the Bolshevik Revolution." See also review by Ian Taylor (Socialist Review, Issue 422, March 2017).

Irish Marxist Review
The Russian Revolution: 100 years on (Vol.6, No.17, 2017, 81 p.). Special Issue: Chronology of the Russian Revolution - The relevance of the Russian Revolution - How the Revolution was won - Alexandra Kollontai, The Russian Revolution and women’s liberation - The Bolsheviks and the sexual revolution - How the Revolution was lost: an interview with Kevin Murphy - Does Leninism lead to Stalinism?

Jacobin: Reason in Revolt
The legacy of Vladimir Lenin (25 May 2017). Suzi Weissman interviews Tariq Ali: "One hundred years after the Russian Revolution, Vladimir Lenin’s ideas on democracy, terrorism, and revolution still matter."
The Women of 1917. By Megan Trudell (24 May 2017). "Women weren’t just the Russian Revolution’s spark, but the motor that drove it forward."
From February to October. By Lars T. Lih (11 May 2017). "In the standard account, February was the good revolution and October was the extremist one. But events in Russia were far more complex than that."
A guide to the February Revolution. By Eric Blanc (8 March 2017). "One hundred years after the February Revolution, we answer your questions about the historic rebellion."
The story of the February Revolution. By Kevin Murphy (8 March 2017). "Russian workers went on strike on International Women’s Day 1917. They ended up toppling tsarism."
Before February. By Todd Chretien (8 March 2017). "The February Revolution erupted 100 years ago today and swept away a blood-soaked monarchy."

John Riddell: Marxist Essays and Commentary
1917: The view from the streets: Leaflets of the Russian revolution (December 2016 - ). "A series of new translations of revolutionary leaflets and statements being published in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution ...":
Leaflet 9: Soviets: World’s workers must unite for peace (March 27 (14), 1917). "The Petrograd Soviet issued the following appeal “To the Peoples of the World,” calling for a restoration of workers’ unity in the cause of peace." With links to Leaflet 1-8.

London Review of Books
What’s Left? By Sheila Fitzpatrick (Vol.39, No.7, 30 March 2017). Review of books about the Russian Revolution by China Miéville, Mark D. Steinberg, S.A. Smith, Sean McMeekin and Tony Brenton.

Marxists Internet Archive
The 100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution: Essays and commentary on the most important event of the 20th century in partnership with Jacobin Magazine
The October Revolution. "Eye-Witness reports and analyses of the Revolution by its participants and links to historical documents."

New Politics: A Journal of Socialist Thought
This changed everything—twice: Russia, revolution, and counter-revolution. By Dan La Botz (Issue 62, Winter 2017). "The Russian Revolution of October 1917 did several things that represented a watershed for the socialist movement."
"Glorious Harbinger of a New Society": The Bolshevik Revolution. By Thomas Harrison (Issue 62, Winter 2017). "The workers’ democracy created by the Bolshevik Revolution did not survive either ... For a short time, however, Soviet Russia proved that socialism was a real possibility ..."

RS21: Revolutionary Socialism in the 21st Century
Women in the Revolution (March 8, 2017). "Estelle Cooch interviews Katy Turton, author of Forgotten Lives – the role of Lenin’s sisters in the Russian Revolution, 1864-1937 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007, 257 p.).
Fidelity to February: The People’s revolution (March 7, 2017). "In days where revolution can seem more remote than ever, Dan Swain explores the height of the February revolution and reflects on its relevance to revolutionary politics today."
Re-reading Reed: Ten Days that Shook the World (March 1, 2017). "Max Leak considers John Reed’s classic book on the Russian revolution."
The flight of the young eagles – art of the Russian revolution (February 16, 2017). "Tom Michaelson visits the exhibition Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932 at the Royal Academy." See also review by by Roger Huddle (Socialist Review, Issue 422, March 2017).

Socialism Today
Women and the Russian revolution. By Heather Rawling (Issue 207 April 2017). "Striking women workers kick-started the February 1917 revolution then, following the Bolshevik-led October revolution, women gained full legal equality with men."

Socialist Review
A People’s History of the Russian Revolution. By Alan Gibson (Issue 425, June 2017). Review of Neil Faulkner’s book (Pluto Press, 2017, 272 p.). "So Neil provides a good analysis, going back centuries, of the development of the social, economic and political conditions that laid the basis for the February Revolution. He also provides a good account of the critical events that occurred subsequently."
Russia in Revolution: An Empire in Crisis, 1890 to 1928. By Tony Phillips (Issue 425, June 2017). Review of S.A. Smith’s book (Oxford University Press, 2017, 455 p.). "Steve Smith has provided a useful overview of Russian history from the end of the 19th century to the 1920s centred, of course, on the dramatic events of 1917 and their aftermath."
October: The Story of the Russian Revolution. By Richard Rose (Issue 425, June 2017). Review of China Miéville’s book (Verso, 2017, 384 p.). "China Miéville’s account of the nine pivotal months of the Russian Revolution is based on extensive research. Every detail he includes is reported by people who were there."
Russia 1917: Workers’ Revolution and the Festival of the Oppressed. By Colette Wyme (Issue 424, May 2017). Review of Dave Sherry’s book (Bookmarks, 2017, 279 p.). "This is an impressive account which aims to set the record straight about how the revolution came about, and the reasons behind its ultimate downfall." See also interview with Dave Sherry (ibid.).
The Dilemmas of Lenin: Terrorism, War, Empire, Love, Revolution. By Sheila McGregor (Issue 423, April 2017). Review of Tariq Ali’s book (Verso, 2017, 384 p.). "The book is built around five themes or dilemmas that often overlap in historical time. This can make contextualisation difficult for anyone unfamiliar with the trajectory of the Russian Revolution ..." See also interview with Tariq Ali: The legacy of Vladimir Lenin (Jacobin: Reason in Revolt, 25 May 2017) + Tariq Ali asks "Why Lenin?" (Verso, Blog, 24 May 2017).
’Women could feel their power’ (Issue 422, March 2017). "Socialist Review spoke to Emma Davis about how women began to take control of their lives and lead in the struggle [in The Russian Revolution]."
Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd 1917. By Alan Gibson (Socialist Review, Issue 422, March 2017). Review of Helen Rappaport’s book (Windmill Books, 2017, 464 p.). "Helen Rappaport has skilfully woven together the accounts and reports made by more than 80 foreigners who were either visiting or working in Petrograd on International Women’s Day 1917 ..."
’From the slow river into a rapid’ (Issue 421, February 2017). "In February 1917 Russian workers toppled the hated emperor, beginning a process of mass revolt ... Esme Choonara explains how discontent turned into revolution."
Rethinking Revolution. By Sheila McGregor (Issue 421, February 2017). Review of Leo Panitch and Greg Albo (eds.), Rethinking Revolution: Socialist Register 2017 (Merlin Press, 2016). "This collection of essays looks at revolution in the 21st century via the legacy of the Russian Revolution of 1917."
1917: Stories and Poems. By Deila Hutchings (Issue 421, February 2017). Review of Boris Dralyuk’s (ed.) book (Pushkin Press, 2016, 240 p.).
Democracy for the people, not for the money-bags (Issue 420, January 2017). "The centenary of the Russian Revolution provides an opportunity to re-examine important questions. Sally Campbell argues that a deeply democratic impulse was at the heart of the revolution."
Russia’s Red Year. By Siobhan Brown (Issue 419, December 2016). Review of Tim Sanders and John Newsinger’s graphic novel, 1917: Russia’s Red Year (Bookmarks, 2016, 100 p.). See also Sally Cambell’s interview with Tim Sanders and John Newsinger: Russian Revolution in pictures (ibid., Issue 418, November 2016).

Socialist Worker
- Category: Russian Revolution centenary
A hundred years on from the 1917 Russian Revolution - when workers stormed heaven (Issue 2535, 3 January 2017). "A hundred years ago the 1917 Russian Revolution ushered in a radical new society. We start our anniversary coverage with a look at a year that changed the world."
- Series: The Russian Revolution
How they saw Lenin (May 18, 2017). "Paul Le Blanc surveys the many evaluations of the best-known leader of the 1917 Revolution."
Take all power into your hands. Speech by Paul Le Blanc (March 1, 2017). "A historian of the Russian Revolution looks at how revolutionaries put their belief in workers’ self-emancipation into practice."
Imaginers of a new future (February 27, 2017). "Amy Muldoon recommends an exhibition of art from the time of the 1917 revolution."

Solidarity & Workers’ Liberty
Russian lessons for today’s workers. By Vicky Morris (Issue 436, 26 April 2017). Review of Paul Vernadsky, The Russian revolution: When Workers took Power (Phoenix Press/Workers’ Liberty, 2017, 374 p.). "The book includes a narrative of the revolution, a study of the Bolsheviks who organised and led the revolution, debates about issues raised in and after the revolution, and an unflinching examination of “what went wrong” — how and why the revolution was usurped by Stalinism."

Verso, Blog
The Octobrist Women. By Tariq Ali (8 March 2017). "Women played a major part in both of the revolutions of 1917, and to a much greater extent than they had in 1905."

Weekly Worker
The inferno erupts. By Anne McShane (Issue 1144, 2 March 2017). "The struggle for women’s liberation cannot be left to the feminists. The Russian Revolution shows that women’s liberation and the struggle for socialism are inseparable."

World Socialist Web Site
Revolution: New Art for a New World—A careless, unserious treatment of Russian Revolutionary art. By Joanne Laurier and David Walsh (17 March 2017). "British filmmaker Margy Kinmouth is out of her depth in her documentary about Russian avant-garde art."
Russian revolutionary art exhibition in London excises Trotsky—and, more generally, historical truth. By Paul Mitchell (25 February 2017). "Curator Natalia Murray’s aim in the Royal Academy exhibition is to pour scorn on and discredit the 1917 October Revolution ..."

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Linkbox om Den sorte bog om ’kommunismens’ forbrydelser. Debat om Stéphane Courtois m.fl.’s bog.

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Tidslinjen 20. juli 1953 om storstrejke i den sovjetiske fangelejr i Vorkuta.

Tidslinjen 5. marts 1953 om Josef Stalin (1878-1953).

Tidslinjen 21. august 1940 om mordet på Trotskij.

Tidslinjen 15. marts 1938 om Nikolaj Bukharin (1888-1938).

Tidslinjen 19.-24. august 1936 om Moskvaprocesserne.

Tidslinjen 18. juni 1935 om Trotskijs ophold i Norge.

Tidslinjen 6. juli 1934 om Nestor Makhno (1888-1934).

Tidslinjen 27. november 1932 om Trotskijs Københavnerbesøg.

Tidslinjen 15. oktober 1923 om Venstreoppositionen.

Tidslinjen juni 1920 om Lenins "Venstrekommunismen - en børnesygdom".

Tidslinjen august-september 1917 om Lenins "Staten og revolutionen".

Tidslinjen 17. april 1917 om Lenins "April-teser".

Tidslinjen 8. marts 1917 om Februar-revolutionen.

Tidslinjen januar-juni 1916 om Lenins "Imperialismen som kapitalismens højeste stadium".

Tidslinjen august-september 1910 om Lenins Københavnerbesøg.

Tidslinjen september 1906 om Trotskij og den permanente revolution.

Tidslinjen 9. januar 1905 om "Den blodige søndag".

Tidslinjen marts 1902 om Lenins "Hvad må der gøres".

Tidslinjen 23. september 1883 om Grigorij Zinovjev (1883-1936).

Tidslinjen 7. november 1879 om Lev Trotskij (1879-1940).

Tidslinjen 31. marts 1872 om Alexandra Kollontaj (1872-1952).

Tidslinjen 22. april 1870 om Lenin (Vladimir Iljitj Uljanov) (1870-1924).

Tidslinjen 11. december 1856 om Georgij Plekhanov (1856-1918).

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