The Impact of the Russian Revolution on Britain

The Impact of the Russian Revolution on Britain

 First published for the 50th anniversary of the October Revolution, this book documents the immediate and lasting effects on Britain of the events in Russia in 1917. Robin Page Arnot describes the varying reactions of Britain’s press, its established political parties and its Labour movement, from the February Revolution all the way through to the Wars of Intervention.

He reveals just how much the British ruling class sought to destroy the world’s first workers’ state, and the struggles by Britain’s working class to prevent that.


Robin Page Arnot was a British communist journalist, he was jailed on the eve of the General Strike, elected British delegate to the Communist International and life long secretary of the Labour Research Department. He authored the six volume history of the British mineworkers.