Abbreviations and Explanatory Notes
CI - Communist International
Imperialism - Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism
RDDPP - Revolutionary Democratic Dictatorship of the Proletariat and Peasantry
RSDLP - Russian Social-Democratic Labour Party
RSDLP(B) - Russian Social-Democratic Labour Party (Bolsheviks)
SD - Social Democracy or Social Democrat, as determined by the context
SDs - Social Democrats
SR - Socialist Revolutionary
SRs - Socialist Revolutionaries
The ... Renegade Kautsky - The Proletariat Revolution and the Renegade Kautsky
ToPR - Theory of Permanent Revolution
Two Tactics - The Two Tactics of Social Democracy in the Democratic Revolution
St Petersburg, capital of the Tsarist empire, had its name changed to Petrograd in 1914.
Dates: All dates before 1 February 1918 are given according to the old Russian, Julian calendar which was 13 days behind that used in the West. To change to a modern calendar add 13 days.
Emphasis: Within quotations the author’s original emphasis is indicated by italic script.
References: These are numeric in the text and refer to a list at the end of each chapter.