Formation Of The Soviet Union / Edition 2

Formation Of The Soviet Union / Edition 2

by Richard Pipes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674309510

ISBN-13: 9780674309517

Pub. Date: 04/25/1997

Publisher: Harvard University Press

Here is the history of the disintegration of the Russian Empire, and the emergence, on its ruins, of a multinational Communist state. In this revealing account, Richard Pipes tells how the Communists exploited the new nationalism of the peoples of the Ukraine, Belorussia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and the Volga-Ural area--first to seize power and then to expand

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Here is the history of the disintegration of the Russian Empire, and the emergence, on its ruins, of a multinational Communist state. In this revealing account, Richard Pipes tells how the Communists exploited the new nationalism of the peoples of the Ukraine, Belorussia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and the Volga-Ural area--first to seize power and then to expand into the borderlands.

The Formation of the Soviet Union acquires special relevance in the post-Soviet era, when the ethnic groups described in the book once again reclaimed their independence, this time apparently for good.

In a 1996 Preface to the Revised Edition, Pipes suggests how material recently released from the Russian archives might supplement his account.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674309517
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
04/25/1997
Series:
Russian Research Center Studies Series, #13
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

1. The National Problem in Russia

The Russian Empire on the Eve of the 1917 Revolution

National Movements in Russia

The Ukrainians and Belorussians. The Turkic Peoples. The Peoples of the Caucasus.

Socialism and the National Problem in Western and Central Europe

Russian Political Parties and the National Problem

Lenin and the National Question before 1913

Lenin's Theory of Self-Determination

2. 1917 and The Disintegration of the Russian Empire

The General Causes

The Ukraine and Belorussia

The Rise of the Ukrainian Central Rada (February-June 1917). From July to the

October Revolution in the Ukraine. Belorussia in 1917.

The Moslem Borderlands

The All-Russian Moslem Movement. The Crimea in 1917. Bashkiriia and the

Kazakh-Kirghiz Steppe. Turkestan and the Autonomous Government of Kokand.

The Caucasus

The Terek Region and Daghestan. Transcaucasia.

The Bolsheviks in Power

3. Soviet Conquest of the Ukraine and Belorussia

The Fall of the Ukrainian Central Rada

The Communist Party of the Ukraine: Its Formation and Early Activity (1918)

The Struggle of the Communists for Power in the Ukraine in 1919

Belorussia from 1918 to 1920

4. Soviet Conquest of the Moslem Borderlands

The Moslem Communist Movement in Soviet Russia (1918)

The Bashkir and Tatar Republics

The Kirghiz Republic

Turkestan

The Crimea

5. Soviet Conquest of the Caucasus

The Transcaucaslan Federation

Soviet Rule in the North Caucasus and Eastern Transcaucasia (1918)

The Terek Region. Baku.

The Independent Republics (1918-19)

Azerbaijan. Armenia. Georgia.

The Prelude to the Conquest

The Conquest

The Fall of Azerbaijan. The Fall of Armenia. The Fall of Georgia.

6. The Establishment of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

The Consolidation of the Party and State Apparatus

The RSPSR. Relations between the RSFSR and the other Soviet Republics. The

People's Republics.

The Opposition to Centralization

Nationalist Opposition:

Enver Pasha and the Basmachis. Nationalist-Communist Opposition: Sultan-Galiev.

Communist Opposition: the Ukraine. Communist Opposition: Georgia.

Formulation of Constitutional Principles of the Union

Lenin's

Change of Mind

The Last Discussion of the Nationality Question

Conclusion

Chronology of Principal Events

Ethnic Distribution of Population, 1897 and 1926

The System of Transliteration

Bibliography

Notes

Index

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