Antirevolutionäre Revolutionserinnerungspolitik. Russlands Regime und der Geist der Revolution
Russlands Führung steht im Jahr 2017 vor einer Herausforderung: Sie
muss Erinnerung an die Oktoberrevolution in ein Geschichtsbild verpacken,
das Revolutionen als solche ablehnt. Ihre zentrale Botschaft lautet: Versöhnung.
Doch es geht nicht um den Bürgerkrieg 1917–1920. Die Vergangenheit
ist nur vorgeschoben. Es geht darum, jede Form von Kritik am heutigen
Regime als Bedrohung des gesellschaftlichen Friedens zu diffamieren und
mit dem Stigma zerstörerischer revolutionärer Tätigkeit zu belegen. Die
Oktoberrevolution soll vergessen werden, an ihre Stelle ein nationalpatriotisches
Gedenken an jene Ordnung durchgesetzt werden, die im Oktober
1917 gestürzt wurde.
Nikolai Charushin's memoirs of his experience as a member of the revolutionary populist movement in Russia are familiar to historians, but A Generation of Revolutionaries provides a broader and more engaging look at the lives and relationships beyond these memoirs. It shows how, after years of incarceration, Charushin and friends thrived in Siberian exile, raising children and contributing to science and culture there. While Charushin's memoirs end with his return to european Russia, this sweeping biography follows this group as they engaged in Russia fin de siecle society, took part in the Russian revolution, and struggled in its aftermath. A Generation of Revolutionaries provides vibrant and deeply personal insights into the turbulent history of Russia from the Great Reforms to the era of Stalinism and beyond. In doing so, it tells the story of a remarkable circle of friends whose lives balanced love, family, and career with exile, imprisonment, and revolution.
To answer this question the author analyses the nature of the revolutionary crisis in Russian traditional agrarian society and possibilities to overcome it by using different legal reform strategies. This bulk of social technologies was elaborated by Imperial administration in the period of Great Reforms and practically used at the beginning of XX-th Century in order to enforce agrarian transformation and to stop the Revolution in Russia. In the situation of unstable social balance, which is typical for all countries under modernization, danger of the revolutionary break was not fatal and could be avoided by skillful reformers. From this point of view the author makes representation of variable parameters of revolutionary conflict, analyses mistakes of liberal reformers and legal possibilities to overcome the revolutionary crisis of 1917.
This is a review of Rendle's scholarly study of Russian tsarist elites in 1917. The review analyses the main argument and the evidence provided in the book.
The essay is devoted to an analysis of the metaphor "the train of revolution" (Karl Marx) within the context of the intellectual history of the Russian/Soviet culture of the XXth century
The volume is organized around the four main thematic axes. The first one is
dedicated to the theoretical approaches on the Russian Revolution and comprises
the articles which reflect on the causes, the nature and the consequences of the
events in Russia in 1917. The second unit is dedicated to the artistic expressions of the Revolution or
works derived from it. In the third unit, a great number of investigations revolves around the impact
and the consequences of the Russian Revolution. Finally, the edited volume closes with a section on the Soviet Revolution and Spain.
The chapter is devoted to the history of Russian Jews in the Period of War I, Revolution, and Civil War (1914-1920).