A Dramatic Reading of the October Revolution
By October 1917, the Bolshevik Party, a communist organization led by Vladimir Lenin (1870–1924), staged a revolution against the provisional government and seized control of the state. Interestingly, Lenin was in exile in Switzerland during World War I. Germany helped Lenin return to Russia. Lenin initiated the October Revolution upon his return, which drew Russia out of World War I. Many historians believe German involvement was a strategic move to weaken Allied Powers at the apex of the war.
Listen to this dramatic reading of the October Revolution. Note Lenin's involvement and examine the role of the Bolshevik Party in the revolution and its outcome.