It placed an emphasis on the working class, from which it drew much of its support.
The Bolshevik Party favored a closed party consisting of and run by professional revolutionaries and supported the idea of a dictatorship that would accelerate the transition to socialism.
Lenin and Philosophy and Other Essays (French: Lénine et la Philosophie) is one of the chief works of the Marxist philosopher Louis Althusser.
First published in 1968, it was published in English translation in 1971.
They read, and commented upon, selected texts by the leaders, and paid eulogistic tribute to them in lessons.
Exposure to such material was obviously crucial in shaping attitudes to the regime, both at the time when children were learning about the leaders and later on.