Very good, Mr.
The Mensheviks held to the view that the Russian Revolution would be a bourgeois revolution led by the bourgeoisie while the Bolsheviks believed that the Russian bourgeoisie was too weak and supine to lead a revolution against the Tsar and therefore that the workers would be forced to take the leadership role and bring about the bourgeois revolution.
No support to the Provisional Government; exposure of the utter falsity of all its premises, particularly those relating to the renunciation of annexations. They lost members to the Bolsheviks as the PG became increasingly isolated. The young comrades were less than delighted to see these influential new arrivals.
It is, of course, much easier to shout, abuse, and howl than to attempt to relate, to explain, to recall what Marx and Engels said inand about the experience of the Paris Commune and about the kind of state the proletariat needs. There are no two stages.
His continuity narrative insists that the Bolsheviks were already amply equipped both theoretically and strategically to take full advantage of the opportunities that opened up to them after the February Revolution. In the agrarian programme, the emphasis must be shifted to the Soviets of Agricultural Labourers' and Peasants' Deputies.