Russia before Stalin 2

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The collapse of Tsarism

  • April 1917, Lenin returned to Russia
  • Said a new kind of government was needed
  • Currently councils were set up spontaneously across the country
  • As the Provisional Government broke down these councils (soviets) took over the management of local affairs
  • Soviets highly democratic
  • Represented workers, peasants and soldiers
  • Lenin thought these soviets represented a form of workers…


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