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Alexander Shlyapnikov, 1885-1937 : life of an old Bolshevik by Allen, Barbara Carol; Shli︠a︡pnikov, Aleksandr Gavrilovich;

By Allen, Barbara Carol; Shli︠a︡pnikov, Aleksandr Gavrilovich; Shli︠a︡pnikov, Aleksandr Gavrilovich; Šljapnikov, Aleksandr G

Based on wide learn within the documents of the Soviet Communist celebration, and the Russian mystery police, Alexander Shlyapnikov, 1885-1937: lifetime of an outdated Bolshevik stirringly recounts the political lifetime of Alexander Shlyapnikov. notwithstanding little identified to today’s radicals, Shlyapnikov used to be a number one member of the employees’ competition (1919-21), and the main admired in their ranks to name for the alternate unions—as special from the Communist Party—to play an instantaneous position in figuring out employees’ regulate over the economic system. regardless of the defeat of this place, Shlyapnikov endured to recommend perspectives at the Soviet socialist venture that supplied a counterpoint to Stalin’s imaginative and prescient. Arrested throughout the nice Terror, Shlyapnikov refused to admit to his alleged crimes opposed to the occasion, brazenly mentioning the fees illogical and unsubstantiated.

What emerges from Allen’s political portrait is an outdated Bolshevik who stands in notable distinction to Stalin’s and the NKVD’s photograph of definitely the right get together member.

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304, op. 1, d. 12, i. 1, letter from Shliapnikov to an unidentified person about hosting Lenin and French workers on 21 May 1911. 8 Revolutionary socialists often referred to the ‘masses’, the meaning of which could vary. Sometimes it meant all those who engaged in manual labour. At other times, it meant only factory workers who were socialists. 9 Shliapnikov 1919c, p. 1. Emigration And The Revolutionary Underground 41 While Shlyapnikov was becoming closer to Lenin politically, he romanced the socialist feminist, Alexandra Kollontai (1872–1952).

After their relationship began, his development as a writer accelerated, setting the stage for his post-revolutionary memoir histories of the Russian workers’ movement. 16 Inexpensive copies circulated among workers. 17 He wrote in order to improve his capabilities as a worker-intelligent and, more practically, to garner income when no factory work was available. But his primary 15 rgaspi, f. 134, op. 4, d. 7, ii. 1–3, 15 June 1913. 16 Gorshkov 2009, p. 143. 17 His articles in Prosveshchenie were published under his real name, but in some articles for Metallist, he used a pseudonym.

Informed society worried that the young tsar’s government would be as insensitive to the people as his father’s had seemed. Such momentous events loomed in the background in the summer of 1896, as 11-year-old Alexander Shlyapnikov travelled to Sormovo by steamship with his mother Khioniya and younger sister Maria to visit his older sister Anna, who had just given birth. Anna needed her mother’s help to arrange a ­christening 29 Karamzin 1796. 30 In his memoir, Shliapnikov often referred to having cried as a child at numerous points (Shliapnikov 1935, pp.

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