Readings in Russian Civilization: Volume 3, Soviet Russia, by Thomas Riha

By Thomas Riha

"This new and enlarged model of Readings in Russian Civilization is the results of really large revisions. There at the moment are seventy two rather than sixty four goods; 20 of the decisions are new. the 1st quantity has passed through the least switch with three new goods, of which 2 seem in English for the 1st time. within the moment quantity there are 6 new goods; them all look in English for the 1st time. The 3rd quantity has passed through the best revision, with eleven new goods, of which 6 are newly translated from the Russian. it's the editor's wish that goods disregarded within the new version aren't sorely overlooked, and that the recent choices will come in handy and illuminating. the purpose, all through, has been to hide parts of information and sessions which were overlooked within the first version, and to incorporate subject matters that are very important within the learn of the Russian prior and current. "The bibliographical headnotes were enlarged, with the outcome that there at the moment are nearly two times as many entries as within the outdated variation. New citations contain not just works that have seemed in view that 1963, but additionally older books and articles that have come to the editor's attention."—From the Editor's Preface ". . . a sensible blend of seminal works and newer commentaries that achieves the editor's function of stimulating interest and constructing some extent of view."—C. Bickford O'Brien, The Russian evaluation "These 3 volumes conceal particularly good the most classes of Russian civilization. the alternative of the articles and different fabric is made by way of a reliable and independent scholar."—Ivan A. Lopatin, Professor of Asian and Slavic stories, college of Southern California

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By Thomas Riha

"This new and enlarged model of Readings in Russian Civilization is the results of really large revisions. There at the moment are seventy two rather than sixty four goods; 20 of the decisions are new. the 1st quantity has passed through the least switch with three new goods, of which 2 seem in English for the 1st time. within the moment quantity there are 6 new goods; them all look in English for the 1st time. The 3rd quantity has passed through the best revision, with eleven new goods, of which 6 are newly translated from the Russian. it's the editor's wish that goods disregarded within the new version aren't sorely overlooked, and that the recent choices will come in handy and illuminating. the purpose, all through, has been to hide parts of information and sessions which were overlooked within the first version, and to incorporate subject matters that are very important within the learn of the Russian prior and current. "The bibliographical headnotes were enlarged, with the outcome that there at the moment are nearly two times as many entries as within the outdated variation. New citations contain not just works that have seemed in view that 1963, but additionally older books and articles that have come to the editor's attention."—From the Editor's Preface ". . . a sensible blend of seminal works and newer commentaries that achieves the editor's function of stimulating interest and constructing some extent of view."—C. Bickford O'Brien, The Russian evaluation "These 3 volumes conceal particularly good the most classes of Russian civilization. the alternative of the articles and different fabric is made by way of a reliable and independent scholar."—Ivan A. Lopatin, Professor of Asian and Slavic stories, college of Southern California

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The senior was S. P. Shvetsov, an old Socialist Revolutionary (SR). As soon as Shvetsov's imposing figure appeared on the dais, somebody gave a signal, and a deafening uproar broke out. The stamping of feet, hammering on the desks and howling made an infernal noise. The public in the gallery and the Bolshevik allies, the Left Socialist Revolutionaries, joined in the tumult. The guards clapped their rifle hutts on the floor. From various sides guns were trained on Shvetsov. He took the President's hell, but the tinkling \vas drowned in the noise.

521 M. F. Andreyeva looked after the canteen, and he would ask her: "What do you think, are the workers getting enough to eat? No? H'm, h'm. " Once when he came to the inn where I was staying, I noticed him feeling the bedding with a preoccupied air. " I asked. " At first I didn't understand. Why should he want to know what the sheets were like in London? " In the autumn of 1918 I asked a worker from Sormovo, Dmitry Pavlov, what he thought was Lenin's most striking feature. He answered: "Simplicity.

Really, really. But here you can neither get well, nor do anything. There is nothing for you here but bother, useless bother. Go away and get well. Don't be obstinate, I implore you! Yours, LENIN For more than a year, he insisted with astonishing persistence that I should leave Russia. I was amazed that, entirely absorbed in work as he was, he should remember there was a sick person somewhere in need of rest. He wrote letters like this to different people -scores, probably. AITITUDE TOWARD COMRADES I have already described his quite exceptional attitude to the comrades, his attention to them, which penetrated down even to the smallest details of their lives.

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