[Book] Lenin, Trotsky and the Theory of the Permanent Revolution

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.