The Bolsheviks came to power in Russia through a nearly bloodless coup called the October Revolution. This coup occurred in early November 1917, eight months after the February Revolution that had deposed the Russian cza... More »

The Bolshevik Revolution refers to the second revolution that occurred in Russia in October 1917 led by Lenin and the Bolshevik party. The revolution took place on Oct. 25, 1917, and involved Bolshevik troops seizing key... More »

The differences between the Bolsheviks and the Mensheviks derived from different opinions on the role of the party and the nature of revolution. The Bolsheviks believed in a highly centralized party of professional revol... More »

According to the History Channel, the Russian revolutions of 1917 led to the withdrawal of Russia from the first World War, a civil war between factions inside Russia, the rise of Vladimir Lenin and the Bolsheviks and th... More »

The primary reason Russia exited World War I was the successful takeover of the Russian government in 1917 by the Bolsheviks in the Russian Revolution, which is also known as the October Revolution. The Bolsheviks did no... More »

Lenin promised "peace, land and bread" to gain popular support during the struggle for political power in Russia after the czar abdicated, according to the History Channel website. In October 1917, the Bolsheviks used su... More »

As a dictator of the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin took Russia from an agricultural economy to an industrial economic power, and helped the Allies to defeat Nazi Germany in WWII with his Red Army. He was an active member i... More »