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The Autobiography of a Sexually Emancipated Communist Woman. Alexandra Kollontai Source: The Autobiography of a Sexually Emancipated Communist Woman, Translated by Salvator Attansio, Herder and Herder, 1971;Transcribed: for, 2001.

The Autobiography of a Sexually Emancipated Communist Woman

Prefatory Note This is the first time that the complete autobiography which Alexandra Kollontai wrote in 1926 has been published. The sentences and paragraphs in italics were crossed out in the galleyproofs and left out in her time. Variants were indicated in footnotes which likewise were rejected and crossed out. The Aims and Worth of My Life Nothing is more difficult than writing an autobiography. But over and over again things turned out differently, since [12] the man always tried to impose his ego upon us and adapt us fully to his purposes.

Fortunately young people, the present generation, no longer have to go through this kind of struggle which is absolutely unnecessary to human society. It is essential that I relate some details here about my private life. V. I. Lenin: The Tasks of the Proletariat in the Present Revolution (a.k.a. the April Theses) The Tasks of the Proletariat in the Present Revolution [a.k.a.

V. I. Lenin: The Tasks of the Proletariat in the Present Revolution (a.k.a. the April Theses)

Roots Of Revolution A History Of The Populist And Socialist Movements In Nineteenth Century Russia : Franco Venturi : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming. The Russian Revolution. Russian Revolution topics. The following pages contain informative but concise summaries of key topics relating to the Russian Revolution.

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These topic pages have been written by Alpha History authors. If you would like to contribute or suggest a topic for inclusion on this site, please contact us. The old regime Introduction to RussiaReform and reaction in the 1800sTsarist governmentEnforcing Russian autocracyRussian society Opposition to tsarism Revolutionary traditionsMarxismThe BolsheviksThe MensheviksThe Socialist-Revolutionaries (SRs)The Kadets and Octobrists. The Romanovs' Last Spectacular Ball Brought to Life in Color Photographs (1903) In 1903, the Romanovs, Russia’s last and longest-reigning royal family, held a lavish costume ball.

The Romanovs' Last Spectacular Ball Brought to Life in Color Photographs (1903)

It was to be their final blowout, and perhaps also the “last great royal ball” in Europe, writes the Vintage News. The party took place at the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, 14 years before Czar Nicholas II’s abdication, on the 290th anniversary of Romanov rule. The Czar invited 390 guests and the ball ranged over two days of festivities, with elaborate 17th-century boyar costumes, including “38 original royal items of the 17th century from the armory in Moscow.” “The first day featured feasting and dancing,” notes Russia Beyond, “and a masked ball was held on the second. It is like seeing two different dead worlds superimposed on each other—the Romanovs' playacting their beginning while standing on the threshold of their last days.

With the irony of hindsight, we will always look upon these poised aristocrats as doomed to violent death and exile. Russian Revolution. Russian Revolution. Russian Revolution. The Russian Revolution. The Russian Revolution was a groundbreaking event that changed not only the course of Russia but also the world.

The Russian Revolution

At the start of the 20th century, Russia was one of the world’s largest and most powerful empires. Its landmass stretched from Europe to Asia and spanned one-sixth of the globe. Its population exceeded 100 million people, including dozens of ethnic and language groups. Its peacetime standing army was the largest in the world. Despite its enormous size and power, Russia was as medieval as it was modern. World War I was the catalyst for more revolution in Russia. A second revolution in October 1917 placed Russia in the hands of the Bolsheviks, radical socialists led by Vladimir Lenin. Alpha History’s Russian Revolution website is a comprehensive textbook-quality resource for studying events in Russia between 1905 and 1924.

With the exception of primary sources, all content on this website is © Alpha History 2020. Internet History Sourcebooks. Russian Revolution See Main Page for a guide to all contents of all sections.

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Contents The Tsarist State Russian Revolution The Development of the Opposition Lenin 1905 1905 Party Programs 1917 Bolshevik Rule to 1924 Stalinism The Tsarist State Count von Moltke: The Coronation of Tsar Alexander II, 1855 [At this Site] Alexander II, The Emancipation Manifesto, March 3 1861 [new style][At SHU] Théophile Gautier: The Races on the Neva River, 1870 [At this Site] Mary Antin: A Little Jewish Girl in the Russian Pale, 1890 [At this Site] Prince Ukhtomskii: Russia's Imperial Destiny, 1891 [At this Site] Sergei Witte, On the tasks for economic policy, 1900 [At Durham] Commander Vladimir Semenoff: Coaling at Sea, 1905 [At this Site] The adventures of a Russian ship on its way to the Russo-Japanese war.

Lindon Bates, Jr.: In a Tartar Tent, c. 1909 [At this Site] Back to Index. Seventeen Moments in Soviet History. The Harvard Project on the Soviet Social System Online - Harvard College Library. World politics explainer: the Russian revolution. This article is part of our series of explainers on key moments in the past 100 years of world political history.

World politics explainer: the Russian revolution

In it, our authors examine how and why an event unfolded, its impact at the time, and its relevance to politics today. Soviet Russia. The women of the revolution - Life Matters - ABC Radio National. Theconversation. Who would have thought that a film - let alone a funny film - could be made about the death of Soviet Union leader Josef Stalin?


He was after all a man who, as General Secretary of the Soviet communist party from 1922 to 1953, oversaw a period of history characterised by political purges, famine, and millions of deaths. Despite the improbability of turning Stalin’s demise into film, it has been done by Armando Iannucci (creator of The Thick of It), based on the graphic novels, La Mort de Staline and Funérailles, by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin. Friday essay: Putin, memory wars and the 100th anniversary of the Russian revolution. One hundred years ago, the Romanov dynasty fell in the February Revolution of 1917.

Friday essay: Putin, memory wars and the 100th anniversary of the Russian revolution

This centenary haunts Russia’s current government. “In the Kremlin,” wrote journalist Ben Judah in his important analysis of Vladimir Putin’s “Fragile Empire”, “they have nightmares about Nicholas II”. Theconversation.