MIA: Soviet History: Documents and materials

Documents and materials of the Russian Revolution


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Note that until February 1918 Russia used the Julian Calender, which was 13 days behind the calender in the rest of the world.


October 25

To Workers, Soldiers, and Peasants!

Decree on Peace

Decree on Land

October 27

Decree on Suppression of Hostile Newspapers

October 29

Decree on the Hours of Labor

October 30

Decree on the Right to Issue Laws

October 31

Decree on Social Insurance

November 2

Declaration of the Rights of the People of Russia

November 5

Decree on Transfer of Power and the Means of Production to the Toilers

November 10

Decree on Abolition of Class Distinctions and Civil Ranks

November 14

Decree on Workers' Control

November 24

Decree on Abolition of Existing Legal Institutions

December 3

Appeal to the Moslems of Russia and the East

December 16-17

Decrees on Democratization of the Army

December 19

Decree on Revolutionary Tribunals

December 25

Decree on the Rights and Duties of Soviets


January 3

Declaration of Rights of the Working and Exploited People

January 15

Decree on Formation of the Worker-Peasant Red Army

February 5

Decree on Separation of Church and State

February 19

The Fundamental Law of Land Socialization

March 26

Decree on the End of Workers' Control over the Railroads

April 10

Decree on Consumers' Co-Operatives

August 1

Appeal to the Toiling Masses of England, America, France, Italy, and Japan on Allied Intervention in Russia

Sources: James Bunyan and H.H. Fisher (eds.), The Bolshevik revolution, 1917-1918: Documents and materials, Stanford University Press; London: H. Milford, Oxford University Press, 1934.
Transcription/Markup: Zdravko Saveski
Online Version: Marxists Internet Archive 2017.