Australian Left Review

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Reviews: The Communist Movement from Comintern to Cominform


Bill Gollan


The Russian Revolution of 1917 revealed to Marxists two new facts: that proletarian revolution could begin elsewhere than in developed capitalist states, and that the resulting non-capitalist socioeconomic structure could be maintained, in the face of world capitalist opposition for a lengthy historical period. And that was all that it did reveal.