• In October 1917, the Bolsheviks, led by Vladimir Lenin, seized power under the banner of socialism and set out to build the world’s most equitable society. Today, capitalism prevails everywhere and crushing inequality and poverty is rampant around the globe. So, was the October Revolution really as significant as it seemed 100 years ago? We spoke to unrepentant Leninists from different backgrounds and parts of the world to find out.

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Bill Dod teaches us the vocabulary for instructions in Moscow in today's A Little Bit of Russian.

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