To the question of the character of the October revolution

Pantin I.K.,

Dr. Sci. (Philos.), chief researcher, Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences. Moscow, Russia,

For citation:

Pantin I.K. To the question of the character of the October revolution . – Polis. Political Studies. 2013. No. 6. P. 131-144. (In Russ.)


The article discloses the principal contradiction of the October revolution which had to be solving, by proletarian revolution and by proletarian methods, bourgeois socio-economic and political problems it inherited from the past. This contradiction left its imprint both on the ways of realizing social changes and on the subsequent socio-political development of Russia/USSR. The policy of “war communism” turned out to have left deep traces in minds. It predetermined formation of moral qualities and modes of actions of a whole generation of bolshevists, which made for establishment of the anti-leninist political line of I.V.Stalin.

proletarian revolution; non-capitalist development; socialism; capitalism; Jacobinism; political democracy; social democracy; dictatorship; formational approach; bolshevism; October as the event; October as the epoch; ideology; determinism; historical necessity.

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