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

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ISBN-13: 9789004248533

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Based on vast learn within the documents of the Soviet Communist occasion, and the Russian mystery police, Alexander Shlyapnikov, 1885-1937: lifetime of an outdated Bolshevik stirringly recounts the political lifetime of Alexander Shlyapnikov. although little identified to today’s radicals, Shlyapnikov was once a number one member of the employees’ competition (1919-21), and the main trendy in their ranks to name for the alternate unions—as detailed from the Communist Party—to play a right away position in understanding staff’ regulate over the financial 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 through the nice Terror, Shlyapnikov refused to admit to his alleged crimes opposed to the occasion, overtly stating the fees illogical and unsubstantiated.

What emerges from Allen’s political portrait is an outdated Bolshevik who stands in extraordinary distinction to Stalin’s and the NKVD’s photo of the correct occasion member.

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5, ii. 36–7. G. Shlyapnikov in Paris, 1911, among French workers of the Département de la Seine’. The workers are holding the newspapers, La Bataille Socialiste and La Guerre Sociale (provided by Vladimir and Ritta Kollontai). a­ ctivism also led him into close collaboration with leftist German, Swedish and Norwegian metalworker trade unionists. Unlike many other Russian worker revolutionaries, Shlyapnikov absorbed the influence of autonomous socialist trade unions in France, Britain and Germany.

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.

9102, ii. 173–88; rgaspi, f. 124, d. 2171 (Shliapnikov, Iakov Ermolaevich, 1876–1934), i. 2. Iakov reported that the police often dealt severely with him, associating or confusing him with his cousin Aleksandr (l. 6). For more on Medvedev’s origins and life, see Allen 2007. 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.

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