Bolsheviks

[ (bohl-shuh-viks, bol-shuh-viks) ]


The radicals in the Russian Revolution, who were led by Lenin and who favored revolution rather than gradual democratic change.

Notes for Bolsheviks

Bolshevik has been used as a general term for a radical leftist or for a communist of the Soviet Union.

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