The contenders for power in Russia

  • Created by: gemshort
  • Created on: 26-04-18 20:01


  • Members of the Soviet government called Stalin the 'grey blur' - there was nothing outstanding or controversial about him
  • He played a minor role in the October revolution and Russian Civil War
  • He had a gift for administration and understood the way many ordinary Russians lived due to his peasant upbringing
  • He had a reputation for loyalty for Lenin, but began to disobey orders when Lenin became ill
  • Lenin's final instruction that Stalin should be sacked was not widely known


  • He had planned and led the October revolution and commanded the Red Army during the Civil


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