Socialism in Russia

Lenin and his Legacy, 1890–1991

  • Authors
  • John Gooding

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
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    Pages 1-18
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    Pages 19-33
  4. John Gooding
    Pages 34-61
  5. John Gooding
    Pages 62-96
  6. John Gooding
    Pages 97-117
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    Pages 118-144
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    Pages 145-170
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    Pages 171-186
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    Pages 187-209
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    Pages 210-245
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    Pages 246-253
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 254-287

About this book


This book asks three fundamental questions about the socialist experiment in twentieth-century Russia: How did Marxist ideas come to be implemented in Russia, a country entirely unsuited to them? Why did the experiment lead to such suffering and upheaval and prove so fruitless? And why did the attempt to return to a proper Marxism/Leninism bring about the rapid collapse of the experiment. In its answers, this book pays special attention to the shadow cast by Lenin throughout the entire Soviet era.


communism Russia socialism Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) Vladimir Lenin

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2002
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-97235-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4039-1387-6
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