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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

7th of November - the Great October Socialist Revolution Day

On 5 November 1917, the Bolsheviks' Central Committee voted 10–2 for a resolution saying that "an armed uprising is inevitable, and that the time for it is fully ripe".At the Committee meeting, Vladimir Lenin discussed how the people of Russia had waited long enough for "an armed uprising", and it was the Bolsheviks' time to take power. Lenin expressed his confidence in the success of the planned insurrection. His confidence stemmed from months of Bolshevik buildup of power and successful elections to different committees and councils in major cities such as Petrograd (St. Petersburg) and Moscow.The Bolsheviks created a revolutionary military committee within the Petrograd soviet, led by the soviet's president, Leon Trotsky. The committee included armed workers, sailors and soldiers, and assured the support or neutrality of the capital's garrison. The committee methodically planned to occupy strategic locations through the city, almost without concealing their preparations.
On 7 November 1917, Bolsheviks led their forces in the uprising in Petrograd (now St. Petersburg, then capital of Russia) against the Kerensky Provisional Government. The event coincided with the arrival of a flotilla of pro-Bolshevik marines, primarily five destroyers and their crews, in St. Petersburg harbor. At Kronstadt, sailors also announced their allegiance to the Bolshevik insurrection. In the early morning, the military-revolutionary committee planned the last of the locations to be assaulted or seized from its heavily guarded and picketed center in Smolny Palace. The Red Guards systematically captured major government facilities, key communication installations and vantage points with little opposition. The Petrograd Garrison and most of the city's military units joined the insurrection against the Provisional Government. The photographed soldiers are mainly produced by Durso, Elastolin and Lineol in 30s/40s.

Vladimir Lenin  from the German armored car - Panzerwagen Ehrhardt E-V/4  (the unknown photo ))

Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin at the military committee

Lenin speaks - When there is state there can be no freedom, but when there is freedom there will be no state. 

The Bolsheviks will do everything to secure this peaceful development of the revolution !

 Lenin speaks from the German armored car - Panzerwagen Ehrhardt E-V/4  
 Joseph Stalin

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