Revolution, counterrevolution and working class in Russia

The author compares the role of workers and the labour movement in the 1917 and the 1991 historical periods. In his conclusion he suggests that the contemporary disorganisation and political weakness of the working class is a legacy of the bureaucratic system and a consequence of the selfdestructive reforms of "perestroika". In the long run, he he counts with teh perspective of a strengthening labour movement in Russia.