The Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 has long been the focus for conspiracy theories both grand and small. In this episode I look at the background to the revolution, what led up to it and its aftermath. I analyse Anthony Sutton’s book Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution and look at how his research has spawned much more grandiose theories than his work supports and describes.

Sources:

The Capitalist-Communist Connection

Anthony Sutton – Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution

Islam Channel Timeline – The Russian Revolution

Profile: Somerset Maugham

Profile: Robert Bruce Lockhart

Profile: Sidney Reilly

This Day in History – Vladimir Lenin shot

BBC News – Did Britain try to assassinate Lenin?

BBC Radio 4 Document on the assassination plot against Lenin

Latvian History – The Lockhart Plot 1918

Prince Philip ‘the bastards murdered half my family’

Russian Army sings ‘Skyfall’