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

Based on huge examine within the files of the Soviet Communist occasion, and the Russian mystery police, Alexander Shlyapnikov, 1885-1937: lifetime of an previous Bolshevik stirringly recounts the political lifetime of Alexander Shlyapnikov. notwithstanding little identified to today’s radicals, Shlyapnikov used to be a number one member of the employees’ competition (1919-21), and the main admired in their ranks to name for the alternate unions—as certain from the Communist Party—to play an immediate position in knowing staff’ keep watch over over the financial system. regardless of the defeat of this place, Shlyapnikov persevered to recommend perspectives at the Soviet socialist venture that supplied a counterpoint to Stalin’s imaginative and prescient. Arrested throughout the nice Terror, Shlyapnikov refused to admit to his alleged crimes opposed to the social gathering, overtly pointing out the fees illogical and unsubstantiated.

What emerges from Allen’s political portrait is an outdated Bolshevik who stands in awesome distinction to Stalin’s and the NKVD’s snapshot of definitely the right social gathering member.

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Kollontai was impressed that Shlyapnikov, a worker, was ­capable of 10 Farnsworth 1980, pp. 40–1; Kollontai 1974, p. 32. Kollontai’s personal fond 134 in rgaspi contains her handwritten diary entries about her relationship with Shliapnikov. A few letters from her to him are in the Shliapnikov family collection. From the late 1940s to her 1952 death, Kollontai prepared typed memoirs of her life, which were published in 2001 and 2004. 11 Clements 1979, p. 66; Futrell 1963, p. 106. 42 CHAPTER 2 engaging her in debate.

36 Shliapnikov 1935, p. 59; Gambarov et al. ) 1989, vol. 3, pp. 244–51; Shliapnikov 1917f, p. 1; Wynn 2012, pp. 121–2. The prison memoir halted after Shliapnikov’s return from Sormovo. The remainder of this chapter relies largely upon tsarist police records, Shliapnikov’s memoirs published after 1917 and his 1933 purge testimony. From The Old Belief To Socialism 23 moulded his personality in ways that remained with him as an adult. His work ethic, sobriety, distrust of the authorities and stubbornness in defending his views resounded with Old Believer values.

Although she was a Menshevik and Shlyapnikov a Bolshevik, such distinctions were not fatal before the revolution, as members of different revolutionary factions and parties often found common ground on which they could work. Physically fit, charming and kind, Shlyapnikov in 1911 cultivated the refined dress and manner of a worker-intelligent. 11 Kollontai and Shlyapnikov first became acquainted after one of her passionate speeches. They met again at the funeral of Paul and Laura Lafargue, prominent French socialists (Laura was the daughter of Karl Marx).

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