To the question of the character of the October revolution

To the question of the character of the October revolution

Pantin I.K.,

Dr. Sci. (Philos.), chief researcher, Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences. Moscow, Russia,

For citation:

Pantin I.K. To the question of the character of the October revolution . – Polis. Political Studies. 2013. No. 6. P. 131-144. (In Russ.)


The article discloses the principal contradiction of the October revolution which had to be solving, by proletarian revolution and by proletarian methods, bourgeois socio-economic and political problems it inherited from the past. This contradiction left its imprint both on the ways of realizing social changes and on the subsequent socio-political development of Russia/USSR. The policy of “war communism” turned out to have left deep traces in minds. It predetermined formation of moral qualities and modes of actions of a whole generation of bolshevists, which made for establishment of the anti-leninist political line of I.V.Stalin.

proletarian revolution; non-capitalist development; socialism; capitalism; Jacobinism; political democracy; social democracy; dictatorship; formational approach; bolshevism; October as the event; October as the epoch; ideology; determinism; historical necessity.

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See also:

Pantin I.K.,
Russian revolution as a problem of political philosophy. – Polis. Political Studies. 2011. No5

Oganisyan Yu.S.,
Socialism as the first stage of capitalism. Post-soviet Russia’s experience. – Polis. Political Studies. 2013. No3

Oganisyan Yu.S.,
Hundred Years of Wars and Revolutions. The Epoch Continues?. – Polis. Political Studies. 2017. No1

Yerokhov I.A.,
The Revolution, Which Will Never Happen Again. – Polis. Political Studies. 2016. No6

Pantin I.K.,
The October: the Non-Predesignate Drift of Developments. – Polis. Political Studies. 1997. No5



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