Some russian marxist theoreticans and ideologists about transition from empire to direct communism said, that russia have "unique example of pesant communities" - and before they was touched by any more advanced economical-social structures, we can easely translate them to understandable communism even more easely, than we can did in developed capitalist states! I did not particulary remember, what Marx hismelf saif about such things, but generaly I assume that there can not be "skips" of any economical-social structure levels, espessialy if one they want to skip in does not exist anywhere in the world at that time
. Basicly, pesant community by itself is on level of so called "primitive communism", or, if we talk without science talk, "oga-booga" tribe. Case is, what Marx and his followrs put in direct theory that "communism" is theoretical social-economical structure that will replace capitalism, when science and organisation of makind achived some noted level of goods manufacturing and resource managment. What that level is and how it to come, as I know, different among different theorists, but I can easely say, that "oga-booga tribe" become true communists by itself trought some kind of "revolution" is clearly not an option. Trought, idea of revolution is one way on another was said by marx too, but this is different story.
I can adittionaly metion "Atta Troll" poem, by Heinrich Heine, who actually was kind of firend of Marx and supporter of his ideas, if I not mistaken, well, this was about a pet bear on funfairs, who start grow his political position and start fight for rights of bears, lol. There was kinda similar example in "Собачье Сердце" Булгакова, and I think you familiar with it already so will not post exaplanation of plot, but it directly touch meme of dumb uneducated person trying to be on edge of modern social ideas. Both examples in particular, present protagonists as "Animals", to more clear show opposition between two main things - theoretical communism and persons who be actual Marx theory belongs to much more lowel social-economical structures and that it is impossible convert one to other, by skipping other stages, at least already existing capitalism in general.
In conlusion, bolsheviks main idea at times when they taked rule was, like if for examle, said: "In future we will fly into space" t.theoretical scientist man
and after it appeared some group of people who want immideatly build giant canons, or anything, they not entierly shure
what is, and voluntarily-forcibly shoot all people in space by them, since they know, that in future we will cleary fly into space!
Bolsheviks party in general was oriantated on more centralised rule (dicktatorship of proletariat and all other things), however I may say that before actual mid 20s they really all not yet decided what to do, even in their short range of political spectre some different ideas floated around and nobody yet was shure what implement and what not, and there was really range of variations of them, and fact that Lenin banned "factions" indie pary since he trought that factions can be supported by different classes, and in result can make a detached 2nd party with opposite ideas, from this was bored meme "General Party Line" in 1925, but this is yet again different sotry
. More than that, many people changed their theoretical opinions trought time, based on their practical experience. For example, intialy they trought that it was possible to get rid of monies from start, this is one of reasons initialy sovdepia just printed Temporary goveremnt style bills of meh quality, "just for inital time" as they trought.
Word revolution was important part of Trotsky's ideas, even after war with Poland. As he many times said - based actually on what you metioned about Marx troughts - they need to make revolution in developed capitalist states of europe, that lagging behind russia by itself would not manage to achive any kind of communism, and they need developed europea states, which he trought, already ready for acrual real communism transition. Reality obviously showed that most developed european states only do first stepts in this direction only at start of XIX centualry, and we still very far from real transition to actual communism, even our technological level significantly more high than it was in ealry XX centuary so it was even in theory 100% fail back than but who knows what happened if РККА won poland.
Funny thing that at times of late Lenin, Trotsky was absoluetly against НЭП and for immideatly indutrialisation - thing that latery Stalin implemented. Lenin was against instant industrialisation, and also was against to do too much wide democracy, on level more he already proposed, since, as he said in short: most of young USSR population is absolute bydlo who don't know absolutley shit, and it be absoluetly easy for everyone to manipulate them in such "democracy" and this was proven to be true in case of russia and most post-ussr, with current Pootine/Turkmenbashi/Lukashenko/Nazarbaev etc. regimes
- so he had plans for difffernt theoretical levels of what people should be allowed to party, like some degree of education and some degree of actual working experience (by today standarts, only really educayed-profile persons) who also know actual politics and in reality cares about political and economical future of country, and Trotsky in opposition was for "taking in party everyone" to have more support and control over popuation, we can see elements of such system in more late USSR and Nazi germany and to some degree in modern authoritarian regimes, like pootine one where major part of pootine electorate is babushkas with marasmus who don't understand anything but always vote for pootine.
Stalin changes trought was inspired by previous ideas already I can put in kinda different directions, and what I said about "semi-totalitaric" and huge impact on "socialism in one country" meant different thing that building НЭП or things like that - what I tried to impact on, that what Stalin did was not even actual re-establishing of Empire with different flag, but actually sucsessfull re-implementation of Oprichnina. What Ivan IV only dreamed of, Stalin implemented in real life at maximum. A state under direct control of one person, that turned into one giant prison camp with oprichniks (НКВД) who directly serve "tsar" itself. And in many degrees it is much more powerfull that so called "absolutism" of XVIII centuary. This is real Oprichnina, that actually works, a most crazy product of political system from mix of worst parts of west and east societis, and this why Stalin and his times have even today so huge impact on politics and society in general - there was indeed more powerfull dicktatorships and ancient monarchs, but in modern world and in so giant country, I can say that post-WWII Stalin was most powerfull man existed in human history, controlling half of the world by his fists.
Is it absolute 100% of what direction of ВКП(б) lead them, that there was no other choises after revolution that it was only matter of time that such monster was borned and taked control? I'd say nah, it was more conjuncture, coincedence of cases that all ended like that. Different bolsheviks had different ideas, and not all of them lead into this.