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Russian Research Center Studies 13

The Formation of the Soviet Union

Communism and Nationalism, 1917–1923, Revised Edition

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$54.00 • £43.95 • €48.50

ISBN 9780674309517

Publication Date: 04/25/1997


392 pages

6 x 9-1/4 inches

27 halftones, 3 maps,1 table

Russian Research Center Studies


  • Preface to the Revised Edition (1996)
  • 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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