War Communism Lenin. War Communism was introduced by Lenin to combat the economic problems brought on by the civil war in Russia. War communism is the name for the economic policies that introduced to Russia in 1918 by Vladimir Lenin leader of Russia from 1917-24.
It is debated whether war communism was an actual economic policy or just measures intended to help win the civil war. He requisitioned surplus grain from peasant farmers to feed his Red Army. Exemplifies extent to which peasants resent Lenin as they are willing to deliberately destroy food thereby putting themselves at risk of starvation just to send clear message of opposition towards Lenin.
War Communism was the name given to the economic system that existed in Russia from 1918 to 1921.
Under war communism Lenin quickly nationalized all manufacturing and industry throughout Soviet Russia. Lenin and the Russian Revolution. Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov 22 April OS. It was at this point that the Bolsheviks economic policies from 1918-1921 were dubbed War Communism and declared to have been a temporary expedient forced upon Lenins government by wartime conditions.