Pulling Russia into the First World War was a crime that made inevitable the revolution that followed, stated Vladimir Bakulin, Sc. D and history professor at Vyatka State University on October 26 during the meeting of the Innovator center at the regional library after A.I. Herzen in the city of Kirov, Rossa Primavera News Agency reports on October 31.
“The war caused the living standard of the overwhelming majority of the country’s population to plummet, and it was already extremely low,” Bakulin explained.
He also drew attention to the fact that the sacrifices made by the Russian people were not in the interests of their own country.
“Dragging Russia into the First World War was a crime against her own people. Practically, in this war Russia, suffering vast human and material losses, fought for the interests of France and Anglo-Saxons”, said the professor, stressing the role of Russia in the First World War.
The full text of the speech of Vladimir Bakulin can be found in the article Vyatka State University Professor answers questions on 1917 Revolution (currently only available in Russian).
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency