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The Bolsheviks, oreeginally an aa[1] Bolshevists[2] or Bolsheviki[3] (Roushie: большевики, большевик (singular); derived frae bol'shinstvo, "majority", leeterally meanin "ane o the majority") wur a faction o the Marxist Roushie Social Democratic Labour Pairty (RSDLP) which split apairt frae the Menshevik faction[4] at the Seicont Pairty Congress in 1903.[5]

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  1. Ushakov's Explanatory Dictionary of Russian Language, airticle "Большевистский"
  2. Dictionaries define the word "Bolshevist" both as a synonym to "Bolshevik" and as an adherent of Bolshevik policies.
  3. "Bolsheviki Seize State Buildings, Defying Kerensky". New York Times. 7 November 1917. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
  4. Derived from men'shinstvo, "minority", which comes from men'she, "less". The split occurred at the Second Party Congress in 1903.
  5. Suny, Ronald Grigor (1998). The Soviet Experiment. London: Oxford University Press. p. 57. ISBN 978-0-19-508105-3.