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The October Revolution was quite possibly the greatest moment in human history to date. For the first time the working class took control of both the state machinery and the means of production. In one bold move the old feudalistic mode of production was swept aside and the bourgeoisie, too weak to take control or play a productive role, were defeated also. Rob Sewell of the International Marxist Tendency spoke to the ULU Marxist Society in 2008 on this historic event, the role played by the Bolsheviks, and the implications it has for socialists today.