When did Communism in Russia start?
"Communism," began in late October 1917 (Old Style calendar) during World War 1 after the Bolshevik Revolution. To be more accurate however, this form of government was actually socialism, not communism as Karl Marx saw it. Even the Bolsheviks/Communists understood this distinction at the time.
Vladimir Lenin and the Bolshevik Party brought "communism" to Russia in 1917 through the October Revolution. It should be noted that true communism was never instituted in Russia (or in any other country for that matter). The revolution brought a socialist state to Russia. The theory was that socialism would eventually evolve into communism generations later. It never did.
No. Lenin imposed a political system which then imposed socialism. What Lenin did impose on Russia after the October Revolution and at the start of the Russian Civil War was a system known as "war communism." This was not true communism but a forced appropriation of agricultural produce to support the war effort.
Russian communism was based on the middle class working man. Since the Chinese did not have a working middle class it was a communism based on the peasant class Russian a democracy now Actually Russia is spelt Russia not Russian and they are not a Democratic State they are Socialist which is a form of Marxism.