The Bolsheviks, or "Reds", however, believed that any type of Capitalistic activity should be eradicated completely. Thanks to the damned efforts of Lenin, he managed to sway the fickle populace to the Bolshevik side, and with a newly formed (but weak) army, they drove out the "whites" and established their so called "workers paradise" as the new government. Few actually knew what horrors Lenin and Stalin had in store for them. When Lenin died, Stalin and Trotsky (the "sword of the revolution") battled out for control. With the aid of two politicians who opposed Trotsky, Stalin took the reins of Communist Russia, and had the two killed.
Years later when Trotsky plotted to begin his own Communist revolution on the US in Mexico, Stalin had a Latino Soviet named "Mercader" to drive a ice-pick into Leon's skull.
Without the Mensheviks, Russia has been doomed for several decades before the USSR collapsed.