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

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ISBN-13: 9789004248533

ISBN-10: 9004248544

ISBN-13: 9789004248540

Based on large examine within the files of the Soviet Communist occasion, and the Russian mystery police, Alexander Shlyapnikov, 1885-1937: lifetime of an outdated Bolshevik stirringly recounts the political lifetime of Alexander Shlyapnikov. notwithstanding little recognized to today’s radicals, Shlyapnikov was once a number one member of the staff’ competition (1919-21), and the main trendy in their ranks to name for the exchange unions—as specific from the Communist Party—to play a right away position in figuring out employees’ keep an eye on over the financial system. regardless of the defeat of this place, Shlyapnikov persisted to suggest perspectives at the Soviet socialist venture that supplied a counterpoint to Stalin’s imaginative and prescient. Arrested in the course of the nice Terror, Shlyapnikov refused to admit to his alleged crimes opposed to the occasion, overtly stating the costs illogical and unsubstantiated.

What emerges from Allen’s political portrait is an outdated Bolshevik who stands in outstanding distinction to Stalin’s and the NKVD’s snapshot of the proper occasion member.

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

ISBN-10: 9004248536

ISBN-13: 9789004248533

ISBN-10: 9004248544

ISBN-13: 9789004248540

Based on large examine within the files of the Soviet Communist occasion, and the Russian mystery police, Alexander Shlyapnikov, 1885-1937: lifetime of an outdated Bolshevik stirringly recounts the political lifetime of Alexander Shlyapnikov. notwithstanding little recognized to today’s radicals, Shlyapnikov was once a number one member of the staff’ competition (1919-21), and the main trendy in their ranks to name for the exchange unions—as specific from the Communist Party—to play a right away position in figuring out employees’ keep an eye on over the financial system. regardless of the defeat of this place, Shlyapnikov persisted to suggest perspectives at the Soviet socialist venture that supplied a counterpoint to Stalin’s imaginative and prescient. Arrested in the course of the nice Terror, Shlyapnikov refused to admit to his alleged crimes opposed to the occasion, overtly stating the costs illogical and unsubstantiated.

What emerges from Allen’s political portrait is an outdated Bolshevik who stands in outstanding distinction to Stalin’s and the NKVD’s snapshot of the proper occasion member.

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48–9. 28 On the parish clergy, see Freeze 1983. 20 CHAPTER 1 on the world. From the library, he borrowed books by Alexander Pushkin and Mikhail Lermontov. With gift money, he bought books, including Nikolai Karamzin’s sentimental story, Poor Liza,29 about a peasant girl who, seduced by a noble, drowned herself. Recalling how it made him cry, Shlyapnikov may have signalled to his son the acceptability of releasing sad emotions and of empathising with girls. 30 Shlyapnikov’s prison memoir had a didactic purpose, yet much of it rings true, based on the larger picture of his life that unfolds below.

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. These articles (see the Bibliography below) were later incorporated into his book, Po zavodam Frantsii i Germanii.

Sources for this chapter include Shliapnikov’s 1913–16 correspondence; Kollontai’s diary entries; tsarist police reports; Shliapnikov’s 1913–15 articles; his memoirs published after 1917; his testimony at his 1933 purge and Kollontai’s diary entries. 2 r gaspi, f. 17, op. 1, ch. iv, d. 1398, letters from Shliapnikov to Krupskaia, 1914. His letters to Swedish socialists (in French and English) are in Arbetarrörelsens Arkiv och Bibliotek, Stockholm, in the files of Hjalmar Branting, Elin Lindley and Hannes Skölds.

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