The Russian Revolution of 1917: The Socio-Economic Problems

Voeykov M.I.


The article deals with the problems of economic interpretation of the Great Russian Revolution. It is proved that generally the Revolution was bourgeois-democratic and consisted of the two phases: February and October. There were no objective grounds to declare the October revolution as the socialist one, because capitalism in Russia had just begun to shape only by the beginning of the 20th century. Then the further growth of the country went on within the framework of the bourgeois stage of development. However, the revolution as a whole is of a great historical significance. The Revolution in Russian history indicated the turning point in transition from a monarchic state system to a republican one.


The Russian revolution, capitalism, the agrarian system, the community, commodity production, the working class, the Soviet government.

DOI: 10.31249/rsm/2017.02.01

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