The Russian Revolution was to an unprecedented degree the cause of the proletariat of the whole world becoming more revolutionary.

–Karl Liebknecht

Bolshevik Revolution, also known as the Russian revolution was one of the first revolutions of the 20th century. Although the undercurrents of the revolution could be felt long before the World War 1, however many argue that it was the war which set the stage for the revolution. Bolshevik Party, promised a communist dream where everybody would get “Peace, Land and Bread”. The revolution had gained momentum in October of 1917 and by November 7th (New Style Calendar) the party was able to lead its forces and control Petrograd (modern day Saint Peters burg). Lenin led the charge and engineered this revolution. It is famous as a bloodless insurrection. Despite this, the revolution had far-reaching ramifications and shaped the politics of the 20th century.

While a century has passed since the revolution the ideas which prompted its outbreak are still relevant. The subsequent conversion of Soviet Union into an oppressive and authoritarian state warns us about the dangers of believing in a vanguard party.