The November Revolution
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Under the old regime a famous convent school for the daughters of the Russian nobility, patronized by the Tsarina herself, the Institute had been taken over by the revolutionary organizations of workers and soldiers. Economic revolution demands the abolition of national frontiers. The Cadet party represents the counter-revolution militant. The conciliators and pacifists, Socialist Revolutionaries and Mensheviki, have lost all authority-because the struggle between the peasants and the landlords, between the workers and the employers, between the soldiers and the officers, has become more bitter, more irreconcilable than ever. The quantity of democracy we get in the peace settlement depends on the quantity of revolutionary response there is in Europe. By November 9th it was clear that power in Petrograd was actually in the hands of the Military Revolutionary Committee, acting in the name of the Second All-Russian Soviet Congress.