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.
The creative development of A.A. Bogdanov, the person of encyclopaedic learning, is traced in the article. It includes the period from his writing of the first Russian Marxist textbook of political economy [written for workers circle] up to the formation of Tektology as the universal scientific systems theory. A concise description is given of the main concepts of Tektology and Bogdanov's application of its for studies on crises and organizational alternatives for capitalism. Special attention is given to tektologycal analysis of the Great Russian Revolution.
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
What Bears Witness of the Failed Revolution? The Rise of Political Antisemitism during the 1905-1907 Revolution in the Kingdom of Poland
The chapter is devoted to the history of Russian Jews in the Period of War I, Revolution, and Civil War (1914-1920).