Kronstadt and Petrograd in 1917
Filenote | OCR'd, TOC built, PaginatedFrom Feburary to October 1917, the sailors of Kronstadt were atthe centre of the revolution which shook the world. Raskolnikov,then 25, was one of their leaders. This is his day-by-day record,from the fall of the tsar to the Bolshevik seizure of power. Hispen brings to life the events in the streets if Petrograd and thestruggle in the Soviets. He gives vivid portraits both of theleaders and of the workers and soldiers who made the revolution.Raskolnikov was to become a fighter against Stalinism. In August1939 he wrote his ‘Open Letter to Stalin’, included in this book. Amonth later came the news of his sudden death. His legacy iscontained in this lively and honest account of the RussianRevolution, now published for the first time in English.