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Nikolai Sukhanov Chronicler of the Russian Revolution Israel Getzler getzler/98070/crc 17/10/01 5:32 pm Page 1 St Antony’s Series General Editor: Richard Clogg(1999– ), Fellow of St Antony’s College, Oxford Recent titles include: Michael Addison VIOLENT POLITICS Strategies of Internal Conflict Geoffrey Wiseman CONCEPTS OF NON-PROVOCATIVE DEFENCE Ideas and Practices in International Security Pilar Ortuño Anaya EUROPEAN SOCIALISTS AND SPAIN The Transition to Democracy, 1959–77 Renato Baumann (editor) BRAZIL IN THE 1990s An Economy in Transition Israel Getzler NIKOLAI SUKHANOV Chronicler of the Russian Revolution Arturo J. 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Customer Services Department, Macmillan Distribution Ltd, Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 6XS, England getzler/98070/crc 17/10/01 5:32 pm Page 3 Nikolai Sukhanov Chronicler of the Russian Revolution Israel Getzler Professor Emeritus Department of Russian Studies Hebrew University of Jerusalem in association with St Antony’s College, Oxford getzler/98070/crc 17/10/01 5:32 pm Page 4 © Israel Getzler 2002 All rights reserved.No reproduction,copy or transmission of this publication may be made without written permission. No paragraph of this publication may be reproduced,copied or transmitted save with written permission or in accordance with the provisions of the Copyright,Designs and Patents Act 1988, or under the terms of any licence permitting limited copying issued by the Copyright Licensing Agency,90 Tottenham Court Road,London W1T 4LP. Any person who does any unauthorised act in relation to this publication may be liable to criminal prosecution and civil claims for damages. The author has asserted his right to be identified as the author of this work in accordance with the Copyright,Designs and Patents Act 1988. First published 2002 by PALGRAVE Houndmills,Basingstoke,Hampshire RG21 6XS and 175 Fifth Avenue,New York,N.Y.10010 Companies and representatives throughout the world PALGRAVEis the new global academic imprint of St.Martin’s Press LLC Scholarly and Reference Division and Palgrave Publishers Ltd (formerly Macmillan Press Ltd). ISBN 0–333–97035–7 This book is printed on paper suitable for recycling and made from fully managed and sustained forest sources. A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Getzler,Israel,1920– Nikolai Sukhanov :chronicler of the Russian revolution / Israel Getzler. p.cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0–333–97035–7 (cloth) 1.Sukhanov,N.N.(Nikolaæ Nikolaevich),1882–1940. 2.Revolutionaries—Soviet Union—Biography.3.Journalists– –Soviet Union—Biography.4.Editors—Soviet Union—Biography. 5.Soviet Union—History—Revolution,1917–1921.—Biography. 6.Soviet Union—History—1925–1953.I.Title. DK268.S93 G48 2001 947.084’1’092—dc21 2001046011 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 11 10 09 08 07 06 05 04 03 02 Printed and bound in Great Britain by Antony Rowe Ltd,Chippenham,Wiltshire For Dvorah who lived with it Sukhanov Contents List of Illustrations viii Acknowledgements ix Preface xi Glossary xv Introduction 1 1 Champion of the Russian Village Commune 7 2 Ideologist of the February Revolution 27 3 Chronicler of Russia’s Democratic Revolution 67 4 In Opposition to the Bolshevik ‘Jacobin’ Dictatorship 105 5 Knight Errant of the Obshchina 127 6 Sukhanov at the Menshevik Trial 143 Appendix I 189 Appendix II 191 Notes 195 Bibliography 213 Index 221 vii List of Illustrations frontis. Sukhanov vi 1.1 Chernov 18 1.2 Plekhanov 23 2.1 Chkheidze 35 2.2 Tsereteli 39 2.3 Miliukov 53 3.1 Lenin 74 3.2 Kollontai 79 3.3 Trotsky 81 3.4 Kerensky 83 3.5 Martov 84 3.6 Sokolov 94 4.1 Sverdlov 115 6.1 Kondratev 153 6.2 Krylenko 169 App. II Lunacharsky 192 ix

Nikolai Sukhanov stood at the center of the Russian Revolution as a founding member and ideologist of the Petrograd Soviet and as an editor of the leading opposition newspaper. His eyewitness memoir of the revolution includes Lenin, Trotsky, Martov, Chernov, Tsereteli, and other important figures. F
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