A bolshevik – from the Russian bolševík (большевик), derived from bolšinstvó (большинство) meaning ‘majority’ – was a member of the extreme wing of the Russian Social Democratic party that seized power in Russia in the Revolution of November 1917.
A menshevik – from the Russian menševík (меньшевик), derived from menšinstvó (меньшинство) meaning ‘minority’ – was a member of the minority movement within the Socialist Democrat Party that broke away in 1903 after disputes on exclusivity and elitism.
“I treat women like royalty. But not from a Bolshevik perspective. ” – Jarod Kintz