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On the Ideological Front: The Russian Intelligentsia and the Making of the Soviet Public Sphere

Stuart Finkel


Having emerged, exhausted but triumphant, from the bloody and divisive Russian Civil War, V. I. Lenin and his colleagues turned to eliminating perceived ideological foes from within. This book tells the story of the 1922 expulsion from Soviet Russia of almost one hundred prominent intellectuals, including professors and journalists, philosophers and engineers, writers and agronomists. It sets this human drama within the context of the Bolsheviks' determined efforts to impose ideological conformity, redefine the role of the intelligentsia, and establish a distinctly Soviet public sphere. The bo ... More

Keywords: Russian Civil War, Lenin, Soviet Russia, Bolsheviks, ideological conformity, intelligentsia, New Economic Policy, Soviet regime, Stalinist state, agronomists

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780300122411
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300122411.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stuart Finkel, author