Wilson Center Experts

Vladimir Brovkin

Research Grant
Kennan Institute

Expertise:
Russia and Eurasia
;
Russia
Affiliation:
Adjunct Professor, American University
Wilson Center Project(s):
Political Parties and Social Movements in the Russian Civil War
Term:
Sep 01, 1989
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Feb 01, 1990

Project Summary

This study examines the effects of the civil war on the Soviet political process. Methodologically, it is an attempt to combine a study of political ideas and institutions with a study of popular movements and interpret the development of the Soviet political system. The main focus is on the Communists’ interaction with the opposition parties: the Social Democrats (Mensheviks) and the Socialist Revolutionaries. The study traces the destruction of opposition parties in Lenin’s Russia. It aims to be a contribution to the understanding of the origins and nature of Stalinism.

Previous Terms at the Wilson Center:
Apr 1, 1986: An Opposition Party in Soviet Russia: the Mensheviks, 1919 - 1924