Rsdlp: russian social democratic labour party marxists party, believed in marx"s policies, leader, plekhanov (1880-1890) formulated the platform of the russian marxists based on the economic history laid by marx. He said that it would not be a mass revolution, but a coup: dictatorship until europe has their own revolution. Marx predicted that revolution would happen in britain and germany (the most revolutionized). Lenin benefits because all of this predicts that people will get worse and worse and revolution will occur: lenin was the only one not supporting his country during war. Revolution of 1905: russo- japanese war (loss of pride in military). 3 dumas are created (1906, 1907, 1907-12: disbanded by the tsar if the duma debates his ideas, the last one was called the parliament of masters and puppets, ww1 (1914-1917) ***so far, the bolsheviks are getting what they want.