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The Formation of the Soviet Union: Communism and Nationalism, 1917 / Edition 2

The Formation of the Soviet Union: Communism and Nationalism, 1917 / Edition 2

by Richard Pipes


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ISBN-13: 9780674309517
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 04/25/1997
Series: Russian Research Center Studies Series , #13
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 392
Sales rank: 867,927
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Richard Pipes is Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of History, Emeritus, at Harvard University.

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


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


Change of Mind

The Last Discussion of the Nationality Question


Chronology of Principal Events

Ethnic Distribution of Population, 1897 and 1926

The System of Transliteration




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