Barbara C. Allen's Alexander Shlyapnikov, 1885-1937: Life of an Old Bolshevik PDF

By Barbara C. Allen

ISBN-10: 9004248544

ISBN-13: 9789004248540

In Alexander Shlyapnikov, 1885-1937: lifetime of an outdated Bolshevik, Barbara Allen recounts the political formation and positions of Russian Communist and exchange unionist, Alexander Shlyapnikov. As chief of the Workers’ competition (1919–21), Shlyapnikov referred to as for exchange unions to understand workers’ mastery over the economic climate. regardless of defeat, he persevered to recommend distinctive perspectives at the Soviet socialist venture that supply a counterpoint to Stalin’s imaginative and prescient. Arrested throughout the nice Terror, he refused to admit to fees he concept illogical and unsupported by way of proof. not like the normal old and literary depiction of the outdated Bolshevik, Shlyapnikov contested Stalin's and the NKVD's build of the perfect get together member. Allen carried out wide examine in records of the Soviet Communist occasion and mystery police.

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However, she visited Lenin and Krupskaya and was well acquainted with Shlyapnikov’s friend Gastev. When Shlyapnikov and Kollontai first met, in Paris in late 1911, she was 39 and he was 26. Ivan Maisky, then a Menshevik and later a Soviet diplomat, had written of Kollontai the preceding year: ‘She looked like a young girl. Beautiful, intelligent, energetic, full of a spring-like joy in life, Kollontai drew many people to her’. Although she was a Menshevik and Shlyapnikov a Bolshevik, such distinctions were not fatal before the revolution, as members of different revolutionary factions and parties often found common ground on which they could work.

48 Shliapnikov 1923c, p. 48. 49 His testimony convinced the prosecutor that police had entrapped arrested workers and that there was insufficient evidence to detain them any longer. 50 On his way home, local Black Hundreds (reactionary ultra-nationalist monarchists who hated and attacked revolutionaries and Jews) set upon him and beat him brutally, probably having been alerted by police to his release. Neither his confinement nor the attack discouraged him from underground work; these experiences only embittered him more deeply against tsarist authorities.

56 Gambarov et al. ) 1989, vol. 3, pp. 246–9; Wynn 2012, pp. 125–6; rgaspi, f. 589, op.  9103, vol. 5: 37–41; Shliapnikova 1991 and 1995. From The Old Belief To Socialism 35 Paris. 57 By the end of 1907, Shlyapnikov had become a highly skilled metal turner and fitter, a crafty and conspiratorial underground activist and a steadfast Bolshevik. As such he belonged to an exclusive group of ‘conscious’ Russian proletarians. In Western Europe, however, he took a path that diverged from that of many other radicalised Russian workers.

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