The April Theses (Russian: апрельские тезисы, transliteration: aprel'skie tezisy) were a series of directives issued by the Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin upon his return to Petrograd (Saint Petersburg), Russia from his exile in Switzerland. The Theses were mostly aimed at fellow Bolsheviks in Russia and returning to Russia from exile. He called for soviets (workers' councils) to take power (as seen in the slogan "all power to the soviets"), denounced liberals and social democrats in the Provisional Government, called for Bolsheviks not to cooperate with the government, and called for new communist policies. The April Theses influenced the July Days and October Revolution in the next months and are identified with Leninism.
... Lenin succeeded in persuading the Bolsheviks of his arguments as laid out in the April Theses and they provided much of the ideological groundwork that later led to the October Revolution ...
... Communism portal Politics portal On the train from Switzerland, Lenin had composed his famous April Theses his programme for the Bolshevik Party ... In the Theses, Lenin argued that the Bolsheviks should not rest content, like almost all other Russian socialists, with the "bourgeois" February Revolution ... revolution of the workers and poorest peasants The April Theses were more radical than virtually anything Lenin's fellow revolutionaries had heard ...
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