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    The April days of 1917 became a stake in the history from February to October.?

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    Background: The April days of 1917 became a stake in the history from February to October. Vladimir Ilyich Lenin was returning from via Stockholm to revolutionary Russia from emigration. The workers of Petrograd, soldiers and sailors came to the Finland Station to meet their leader. Getting up on the armoured car Vladimir Ilyich spoke the prothetic words: "Long Live the Socialist Revolution." On the same day Lenin spoke about the great turn in history from the balcony of Kseshinskay Palace, where the Central Committee of the Party was then situated. Speaking before the workers, peasants and soldiers at the Tavrichesky Palace, Vladimir Ilyich proclaimed the April theses. In these theses he spoke of the transition from the first stage of the Revolution which gave the power to the bourgeoisio because of the insufficient class-consciousness and organization of the proletariat, to the second stage, which was to give the power to the workers and the poorest peasantry. This was the centre of the party towards the Socialist Revolution, towards the transition of the power to do Soviets. The country went forward towards the coming October. April again, the April of 1967. This Spring in Leningrad is rather unusual. The documents of April, 1917, leaflets and appeals were plastered on the stands to remind of events of 50 years ago. The youth and workers, some wearing the jackets of their revolutionary fathers and grandfathers marched through Leningrad towards the Finland Station. They marched. It seemed that the April night of 1917 when the great Lenin showed the way towards the victory of October, returned once more to the Square before the Finland Station.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6RL9LYK43I6TO8OT1UCI04704
    Media URN:
    VLVA6RL9LYK43I6TO8OT1UCI04704
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/04/1967
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    Unknown
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    MXF
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    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
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