by Alfred Rosmer
Introduction by Ian Birchall
Moscow in 1920 deserved the descrption of 'the centre of world revolution'. Capital city of the first successful workers' revolution in history, it was also the headquarters of the Communist International. Alfred Rosmer was to play a leading role in the work of the International, and Lenin's Moscow is a fascinating memoir of those stirring times.
Rosmer's detailed acccount of the events of the crucial years 1919-24 and the people who made them gives us special insights into the workings of history. The traditions of the International have been greatly distorted by the legacy of Stalinism; Lenin's Moscow reclaims them for revolutionary Marxism. Rosmer's account of the strategy and tactics of the International and the circumstances within which they were formed are as relevant to socialists today as when written.