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Alan Woods, author of "Bolshevism: the Road to Revolution", discusses the "June Days" of the 1917 Russian Revolution.

Following the February revolution, which overthrew the Tsarist regime, Russia was left with a state of dual power: a situation where power rested both with the bourgeois Provisional Government and the workers' soviets.

With the war continuing and food shortages growing, tensions within Petrograd began to rise. As a result, more and more workers, soldiers, and peasants were turning towards the Bolsheviks and joining their ranks, as proven by the enormous demonstration in the capital on 18th June, where the masses turned out with Bolshevik banners and slogans.