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The Consolidation of the Bolshevik State 1917 - 1924



Lenin and Sovnarkom
Who was Sovnarkom?

Sovnarkom was the new government created by Lenin and the Bolsheviks. It was solely
Bolsheviks with Lenin at its head.

Post Member
Chairman Lenin
Commissar for Foreign affairs Trotsky / Chicherin
Commissar for War Trotsky…

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The Consolidation of the Bolshevik State 1917 - 1924


Rights of the People of Russia decree ­ People of different nationalities were able
to rule themselves. It sounds great on paper, but seeing as the Bolsheviks didn't
control where these people lived it remained only on paper.

Date Decree

October…

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The Consolidation of the Bolshevik State 1917 - 1924


From day 1 Lenin had decided that the use of the Soviets was unnecessary, he didn't
want to pass decrees past them or even discuss his policies with them. They weren't
consulted on many of the most important issues like the…

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