• WordNet 3.6
    • n Menshevik a Russian member of the liberal minority group that advocated gradual reform and opposed the Bolsheviks before and during the Russian Revolution
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In literature:

This Menshevik opposition is strongest in the Ukraine.
"The Crisis in Russia" by Arthur Ransome
Nihilists, Anarchists, Mensheviks, Bolsheviks, now anti-Communists.
"Combat" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
Perhaps we shall then even allow the Mensheviks to have papers, if only the Mensheviks remain in existence until that time.
"Dictatorship vs. Democracy" by Leon Trotsky