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The path to the Revolution


The conqueror of Napoleon, Russia enjoyed its image of a great Empire in the XIXth c. But inside, the country suffered from poverty and lacked means of industrial development


« The Tsar, the Priest and the Rich Man on the Shoulders of the Labouring People », 1918, a Bolshevik propaganda poster.


. Hard life and work conditions culminated in a spontaneous democratic uprising in 1917. But a popular revolution rapidly degenerated and descended into dictatorship of the Soviets and soon into the cult of personality.



Vladimir Ilich Ulianov - Lenin, 1870-1924.



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