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The 'Mensheviks (Russian: меньшевики́), also known as the Minority, were moderate socialists in the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party, a party in The Russian Empire which wanted socialism to be adopted in Russia in the early 20th century. Their opponents were the Bolsheviks, who were radical communists who wanted a dictatorship. The Mensheviks wanted social democracy.