KIEV. Share of 5 Roubles, unissued. green. No 4702. Repaired right border (with old-style tape). The purpose was to establish a printing company for the political party of the Mensheviks. In 1904, there was a dispute between Julius Martov and Vladimir Lenin within the Russian Social-Democratic Labour Party. This lead to the party splitting into the Bolsheviks (Lenin) and the Mensheviks (Martov). The latter were also in favour of a "bourgeois democratic" revolution, but tended to be more moderate. After the February 1917 revolution, a re-unification of both parties was considered (and supported by for instance Stalin). However, after the return of Lenin from exile in Switzerland, the Bolsheviks became more radical while the Mensheviks (conditionally) supported the Russian Provisional Government. Menshevism was finally made illegal after the Kronstadt Uprising of 1921.
Themes: ASSOCIATIONS, CITY & STATE BONDS, PRINTING & THE PRESS
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