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Bolshevik was the first name of the political party headed by Vladimir Lenin and formed in 1903. Prior to 1903, the Bolsheviks were members of the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party. Subsequent to the October Revolution in 1917, the renamed themselves the Communist Party.

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In March 1918, the Bolsheviks renamed themselves the Communist Party and they renamed Russia the "Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic." Russia was not renamed the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union was a new nation with the Russian SFSR as one of four nations at its outset.

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The Bolsheviks renamed Russia the "Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic" in 1918. In 1937, they renamed it the "Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic", switching the words "soviet" and "socialist' around in the order.

In 1922, the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic (Russia) joined with Ukraine, Belorussia and the Transcaucasus Federation (Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan) to form the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic.

In short: Russia's "name" was never changed to the Soviet Union.

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In Russian, the term 'Bolshevik' means 'majority men', who were in favour of a Communist Revolution lead by the Proletariat. There were also the Mensheviks, or 'minority men', who wanted a Socialist Revolution led by the Middle Classes- in effect, replacing one set of bosses with another set of bosses, who would have governed the country on the basis of inequality of education and academic elitism as oppose to inequality of wealth. Those in favour of a Proletarian revolution were in the majority, hence the term 'Bolshevik'.

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The Bolsheviks renamed themselves the Communist Party.

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After the Bolsheviks seized power in Russia in 1917, they changed their name to the Communist Party in March 1918.

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They really were called "Bolsheviks" until about March 1918 when they changed their name to Communists.

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