A transcript of Lenin’s Tasks of the Proletariat in the Present Revolution, published in April 1917. Includes a linked glossary.
Reflections on the Russian Revolution by Richard Pipes
A brief explanation written by Richard Pipes, Baird Professor of History at Harvard University, and a world recognised authority on Russian History. It comes from his book “Russia under the Bolshevik regime”.
Documents on the Russian Revolution 1917
Eye-witness and contemporary accounts of the Revolution. Includes an annotated summary, a timeline of events and a glossary. By Marxists.org.
The Russian Revolution, February – October 1917
From The History guide: lectures on twentieth century Europe. This lecture transcript, and the one following it, serve as a narrative history of the Russian Revolution. No in depth analysis is offered.
The Stalin Project The Stalin Project is a multi-media, interactive resource about Stalin and the Soviet people. This site includes text written by the top scholars in the field, a database of over 500 images, primary source documents, videos, lesson plans, and other interactive material.
Seventeen Moments in Soviet HistoryA rich archive of texts, images, maps and audio and video materials from the Soviet era (1917-1991). The materials are arranged by year and by subject, are fully searchable, and are translated into English. Here you will find fascinating materials about Soviet propaganda, politics, economics, society, crime, literature, art, dissidents and hundreds of other topics.
Primary Sources – Russia and The Soviet Union
Internet History Sourcebooks Project
Internet History Sourcebook
The Internet History Sourcebooks Project is a collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented for educational use.
The Russian Revolution
The Russian Revolution page is particularly useful, including documents about Tsarist Russia, the Revolution, Bolshevik rule to 1924 and Stalinism.