DescriptionThis collection provides scholars and students with a wide-ranging overview of the issues, events and personalities of the two turbulent decades before the 1917 revolution in Russia.
Part I: Radical Socialists.
1. The Mensheviks (Andre Liebich).
2. The Bolsheviks (Robert C. Williams).
3. The Bund in the Russian-Jewish Historical Landscape (Alexander Lokshin).
4. Neo-Populism in Early Twentieth-Century Russia: The Socialist-Revolutionary Party from 1900 to 1917 (Michael Melancon).
Part II: The Other Adversaries.
5. The Anarchists and the "Obscure Extremist" (Anna Geifman).
6. National Minorities in the Russian Empire, 1897-1917 (Theodore Weeks).
Part III: "The Loyal Opposition" and the Russian Right.
7.The State Duma: A Political Experiment (John Morison).
8. Liberalism and Democracy: The Constitutional Democratic Party (Melissa Stockdale).
9. The Union of 17 October (Dmitrii Pavlov).
10. Hopeless Symbiosis: Power and Right-Wing Radicalism at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century (Aleksandr Bokhanov).
Part IV: The Establishment.
11. The Security Police and Politics in the Late Imperial Russia (Jonathan Daly).
12 Legislative Chamber History Overlooked: The State Council of the Russian Empire, 1906-1917 (Alexandra Koros).
13 Church and Politics in Late Imperial Russia: Crisis and Radicalization of the Clergy (Gregory Freeze).
* The articles are written especially for the volume and for the student reader.
* Provides an accessible overview of all the major political forces active in Russia in the two decades before the revolution.
* Includes new discoveries from archival materials opened in the last years of the USSR.