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Australia: Keen interest in socialist perspective at Tsar to Lenin screenings

By our correspondents, December 17, 2012

There was intense interest in socialism, the history of the revolutionary movement and the life and writings of Leon Trotsky.

Workers and youth speak about the relevance of the Russian Revolution today

By our correspondents, December 17, 2012

Audience members in Melbourne and Sydney spoke with the WSWS about the Russian Revolution and its contemporary significance.

The definitive film record of the 1917 Russian Revolution

Mehring Books announces release of Tsar to Lenin in DVD format

July 5, 2012

Tsar to Lenin, first released in 1937, ranks among the twentieth century’s greatest film documentaries. It presents an extraordinary cinematic account of the Russian Revolution—from the mass uprising which overthrew the centuries-old Tsarist regime in February 1917, to the Bolshevik-led insurrection eight months later that established the first socialist workers’ state, to the final victory in 1921 of the new Soviet regime over counter-revolutionary forces after a three-year-long civil war.

Leipzig Book Fair 2012

Mehring Publishers presents new German edition of Alexander Rabinowitch’s The Bolsheviks Come to Power

By Wolfgang Weber, March 21, 2012

The new German edition of Alexander Rabinowitch’s book on the October Revolution is an achievement of archival scholarship that exposes the pseudo-intellectualism and reactionary politics of the post-modernist camp.

Twenty years since the dissolution of the USSR

The capitalist crisis and the radicalization of the working class in 2012

By David North, January 30, 2012

This report was given by David North to a series of regional aggregate meetings of the Socialist Equality Party (US) held during the month of January.

A blow against the Post-Soviet School of Historical Falsification

By Wolfgang Weber, December 31, 2011

The letter of 14 historians to the Suhrkamp publishing house in Germany calling on it to abandon publication of Robert Service’s biography of Leon Trotsky has opened the door for an honest and thorough examination of the role of Trotsky and the rise and fall of Soviet power.

Historian Alexander Rabinowitch speaks in Vienna on the Russian Revolution

By our correspondents, June 15, 2011

Professor Rabinowitch’s lecture on his recent research into the Russian Revolution was enthusiastically received by a large audience at the University of Vienna.

“The October Revolution was the most important event of the 20th century”

Interview with Alexander Rabinowitch

By Wolfgang Weber, June 1, 2011

Russian historian Alexander Rabinowitch will be giving a lecture in Vienna on June 6. The WSWS spoke to the professor on his book, The Bolsheviks in Power, and the main themes of his research.

The Bolsheviks in Power―The First Year of Soviet Rule in Petrograd: Guest lecture by Prof. Alexander Rabinowitch in Vienna

April 28, 2011

The American historian Alexander Rabinowitch will present his book The Bolsheviks in Power―The First Year of Soviet Rule in Petrograd in Vienna on 6 June.

Reflections on the Bolsheviks, the October Revolution, and early Soviet state building in Petrograd

By Alexander Rabinowitch, December 2, 2010

This report was presented by Professor Alexander Rabinowitch of Indiana University at a meeting in Berlin on October 14, introducing the new German translation of his book, The Bolsheviks in Power.

An interview with Richard Pare, photographer and expert on Soviet Modernist architecture

By Tim Tower, November 13, 2010

A version of the following interview with Richard Pare, conducted by Tim Tower of the WSWS, was originally posted in March 2008, Tower and Pare spoke again recently to update the piece to accompany a new exhibition, “Building the Revolution.”

Great interest in lecture by Professor Rabinowitch in Berlin

By our correspondent, October 16, 2010

The American historian Alexander Rabinowitch introduced his new book The Bolsheviks in Power: The First Year of Bolshevik Rule in Petrograd at a meeting Thursday evening at Humboldt University in Berlin.