Wilson Center Experts

Joanna Hilary Seddon

Visiting Grant
Kennan Institute

Russia and Eurasia
Part-time Lecturer, Oxford and Manchester Universities
Wilson Center Project(s):
N. G. Chernyshevskii and the Russian Revolutionary Movement
Sep 01, 1983
Sep 01, 1983

Project Summary

Studies the importance of N.G. Chernyshevskii, the most influential figure in the Russian radical movement of the 60s. Separates the study of his ideas and importance from the ideological insistence of portraying him as a Marxist-Leninist saint. Considers the wider significance of his ideas and life, and determines whether he produced any distinctive theory of his own. In addition, examines his contribution to the Russian populist movement and his influence on radicals of later generations.