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Joseph Stalin
Vladimir Lenin
Russian Revolutions

What was Joseph Stalin's role in the Russian Revolution?


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January 07, 2011 9:20PM

Stalin had no role in the February Revolution since he was in exile in Siberia at the time. He returned to Petrograd immediately after Tsar Nicholas II abdicated.

Stalin had no particular visible role in the insurrection that was the October Revolution. While other Bolsheviks had been given specific tasks like seizing telegraph offices or railyards, Stalin was busy editing the Bolshevik newspaper "Robachii put" (The Workers Way).