Posts Tagged ‘Bolshevik’

On the Guardian obituary for Artyom Sergeyev

February 1, 2008

Bob Gould and Ed Lewis

The Sydney Morning Herald on February 1 carries a lengthy obituary for Artyom Sergeyev, son of Artem Sergeyev, a Russian exile from Tsarist repression after the 1905 revolution who was a working class militant in Brisbane before returning to Russia after the 1917 Bolshevik revolution, where he became a member of the Bolshevik Central Committee.



Building the Bolshevik Party

October 17, 2003

Some organisational aspects

Brian Pearce

In discussions about the best form of organisation for a Marxist workers’ party, reference is often made, in one spirit or another to the experience of Russia. Sometimes such reference is made confusedly. Three distinct entities are mixed up: the Russian Social-Democratic Labour Party of 1903-1911, within which various factions strove for ascendancy, the Bolshevik faction in that “Party”, and the Russian Social-Democratic Labour Party (Bolsheviks) formed in 1912. Often misunderstood, also, are the two fundamental presuppositions made by Bolsheviks in their approach to organisational problems.