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1917 - 1920: the Russian Civil War

20 August 2019

The October Revolution of 1917 triumphed decisively in Russia. Anti-popular forces soon conspired to overturn the new era; soldiers from many countries invaded to combat the revolution, but failed.

100 Years after the Bolshevik Revolution

Thursday 16 November 2017 18:30

CPBML Public Meeting, Thursday 16 November, 6.30 pm [NB: change of time]

Brockway Room, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL

In 1917 the workers and peasants of Russia changed the course of history. A century on, the ideas and thought that it inspired are still changing the world. Come and discuss. All welcome.

The Great Breakthrough - Soviet Planning versus Capitalist Chaos

Wednesday 25 November 2015 19:30

CPBML Public Meeting, Wednesday 25 November, 7.30pm

Brockway Room, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL

Capitalism is wedded to the anarchy of the market. Socialism is about planning to meet the needs of people and nations – and in the past it has been spectacularly successful. Come and discuss how a planned approach can help rebuild Britain. All welcome.

Accounting for money in the Soviet Union

During Socialist transition some workers were in more mechanised workplaces than others, some less rationally organised or working with less up to date equipment etc. So the same product(s) produced from different locations could not at this time be directly exchanged with other products solely on the basis of the number of hours worked.

Bolshevik finance

How to run industry and finance without capitalism was one of the things the Bolsheviks learned how to do in the Soviet Union after the October Revolution – and we can learn something from studying how they did it.