The Great October Socialist Revolution that culminated in the victory of the people on November 7, 1917 in the old Russia of the tsars, marked a milestone not only for the twentieth century but for the entire history of the future of humanity.
The precursor of the Great Patriotic War against Nazism 1941-1945, united soldiers, workers and peasants against the Tsarism and the national bourgeoisie, under the leadership of the Bolshevik Party and Vladimir I. Lenin, who was the architect of the final leap towards universal history.
In an extraordinary day the people of the great Eurasian nation put an end to centuries of cruel monarchical absolutism and aristocratic despotism, conquered the definitive power to initiate the unprecedented experience of socialist construction, after defeating the counterrevolutionary armies supported by the capitalist powers after the first world war in which two million Russians died.
The Bolshevik Revolution was the first to decree the eight-hour workday, ended illiteracy, laid the foundations of an egalitarian society like never before in any country and incorporated women into social life, granting them rights that advanced capitalist countries would only be partly conquered half a century later.
It also transformed the most backward society in Europe into an industrial, technological and military power; in just a few years, 6,000 factories were built which allowed an industrial growth of 70% in a very short time and were able to take the lead in the conquest of the space by launching the first artificial satellite and the first manned by a man, Yuri Gagarin.
Apart from the subsequent denials that materialized with the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the actions of the enemy, the own mistakes or the betrayals of some men, the red October is indelible and a centenarian continues following the route against the exploitation of the humble, for the triumph of peace and the salvation of the planet.
… With data taken from the Granma newspaper.