Bolshevik

Definitions of Bolshevik
  1. noun
    a Russian member of the left-wing majority group that followed Lenin and eventually became the Russian communist party
    synonyms: Bolshevist
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    examples:
    Nikolai Ivanovich Bukharin
    Bolshevik leader in Russia who advocated gradual collectivism of the farms; was executed in a purge by Stalin (1888-1938)
    Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov
    Russian founder of the Bolsheviks and leader of the Russian Revolution and first head of the USSR (1870-1924)
    Lev Davidovich Bronstein
    Russian revolutionary and Communist theorist who helped Lenin and built up the army; he was ousted from the Communist Party by Stalin and eventually assassinated in Mexico (1879-1940)
    type of:
    commie, communist
    a socialist who advocates communism
  2. noun
    emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or revolutionaries
    synonyms: Marxist, bolshie, bolshy, red
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    type of:
    radical
    a person who has radical ideas or opinions
  3. adjective
    of or relating to Bolshevism
    Bolshevik Revolution”
    synonyms: Bolshevist, Bolshevistic
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