We are happy to announce that we are publishing Alan Wood’s series on the Russian Revolution on our Marxist Voice podcast for the first time.
This six-part series was originally produced in 2017 to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution, the greatest event in human history.
In part four, Alan discusses the counter-revolution that reared its head in the July Days. Terrified by the outbreak of mass, armed demonstrations with the slogan “All Power to the Soviets”, the Provisional Government suppressed the leaders of the Revolution. The Bolshevik offices and printing press were shut down, with Lenin driven into hiding.
These events marked a turning point in the revolution. From this moment on, dual power had ended. Only two options remained: either the forces of reaction would crush the revolution, or the Bolsheviks would lead the masses to take power.