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.
Following the events of the “July Days” in 1917, the Bolsheviks were driven underground and the forces of reaction were emboldened. Nevertheless, the terrible conditions facing the workers, peasants, and soldiers meant that the radical mood amongst the masses did not go away.
This process culminated in the reactionary forces coalescing around General Kornilov, who attempt to march on Petrograd and crush the revolutionary movement in its entirety.
But, with the Bolsheviks taking a leading role, the organised working class was able to defend the city against Kornilov’s coup. As a result, Lenin and Bolshevik Party won the support of the vast majority of the workers and soldiers, preparing the way for the October Revolution.