Lenin takes over

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The turmoil of the first month after Lenin’s description of Kerensky form the basis of this program: the disruption caused by the lack of a trained civil service, the civil war being waged by the Kerensky adherents, the threat of Germany, the workers’ strikes, and so on. Once an armistice was signed with Germany, Lenin and his associates were able to turn their attention to consolidating their position. After the Bolsheviks (henceforth called the Communist Party) had seized the national Assembly and locked the doors to keep the opposing delegates out, Lenin’s positon was firmly established. An interesting sequence involves Mr. Sworakowski’s reminiscences of the events surrounding the armistice. He himself witnessed many of the events of this period, and his account is moving and informative.
KQED, San Francisco; Witold Sworakowski; Matt Lehmann; Mal Sharp; Gerald Marans; Tom Borden; Bernie Stoffer; William Triest; Lela Smith; Maurice Argent; Irving Israel; Tom Rosqui; Dion Chesse; Robert Symonds; John Vick; Dwight Frye; Dirk Harvey; Bill Witt; Michael Moros; George Dante; Bill Wente; Dorothy Eaton; Jo McNamara
National Educational Television; Indiana University Audio-Visual Center
Educational; Historical
Communist parties--History.
National Educational Television
IUL Moving Image Archive
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No Copyright - United States
Physical Description
1 Film (0:00:00); 16mm
Other Identifiers
IULMIA Film Database: 40000003178904; Other: GR00467737; MDPI Barcode: 40000003178904

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