Return of Lenin 1917


Return Of Lenin

Lenin's journey from Switzerland to Russia involved crossing German territory, and the German's helped him by providing him with a Railway carriage which locked whilst crossing Germany and unlocked on the other side. German authorities hoped that his return would cause problems in Russia, and hinder the Russian war effort. 

Lenin arrived in Petrograd on April 16, where an excited crowd waited for him. Greeted by the Menshevik chairmen, Chkheize, Lenin was told the revolution was going well and he was not needed. Lenin made a speech welcoming the revolution, and that it was far from complete. He called for:

  • A worldwide Socialist revolution
  • An immediate end to the war
  • An end to co-operation with the PG
  • The PS to take power
  • Land to…


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