Lecture no. 6 from the course: The Rise of Communism: From Marx to Lenin
Taught by Professor Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius | 27 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Why did a Marxist regime come to power in Russia of all places—especially when Marx considered it an unpromising place for a proletarian revolution? Professor Liulevicius tackles this question and also probes Russia’s revolutionary tradition and the ideas of Georgi Plekhanov, the figure who did the most to bring Marx’s teachings to Russia.