Socialism In Russia

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This study by Simonia is among the first to present an in-depth analysis of the theory and practical effect of the transition to socialism in Russia. The work consists of two parts: the first deals with the attempt initiated by Lenin to affect a socialist system, the evolution of his theoretical thought, and his search for a model of indirect transition to socialism (through state capitalism); the second analyzes Stalin's direct declaration of state-bureaucratic socialism, his distortion of the ideas of cooperation, state capitalism, and socialist accumulation, and the failure of his communist society. In concluding, Simonia relates Russia's socialist development to its current economic and socio-political problems, providing insights into its tortuous and thorny history.

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NODARI A. SIMONIA is Deputy Director of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations in Moscow.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I A Bid for Socialism 1
1 Russia as the Secondary Model of Capitalism 3
2 The Problem of the Transitional Period 21
Pt. II The Passage to Socialism: The Stalin Model 43
3 Stalin's Interpretation of NEP 45
4 The Dismantling of NEP: Stalin's Collectivization Drive 59
5 The Dismantling of NEP: Stalin's Industrialization Drive 105
6 Did Stalin Create the Basis of Socialism? 133
In Lieu of Conclusion 157
Notes 165
Bibliography 181
Index 183
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