One must understand that Russian Marxism in its Bolshevik form was not merely an importation and an adaptation of the ideas of Marx In Russia, that it was not merely a response to the introduction of western industrialism into Russia, but that it was also deeply influenced in its formative stages by the traditions of the Russian revolutionary movement of which it was a part.
"Historical and Cultural Background of the USSR,"
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