Russian Studies 2-4-13
RUSSIAN REVOLUTION PAPER : What Was Done?
After nearly a century of earnest but ineffectual attempts to supply an answer to Russia’s perennial question, in November 1917 Lenin and the Bolsheviks did something; what was it?
State a thesis and then defend it by referring to the works we have read: Treadgold, Williams, Lenin, Malia, Blok, Trotsky, Babel, Bulgakov, Fitzpatrick & Yeats.
While the 1905 and February Revolutions and Fitzpatrick’s analysis of the Stalin era may help illuminate your answer, you should focus on the October Revolution and Lenin’s years in power.