Introduction to Stalin(ism)

  • Soviet Communism: A New Civilization(?)
  • Smolensk Party Archive
  • “totalitarian” model
  • “revisionist” school
  • Stalin Archive
  • Stephen Kotkin

Contexts: Six Degrees of Russian Separation

  • continental climate
  • black soil region (chernozem)
  • “surplus scarcity”
  • prostranstvo
  • serfdom
  • mir or obshchina (village commune)
  • “Tatar Yoke”
  • Russian Orthodox Church
  • Peter the Great (r. 1682-1725)

The Russian State and Modernization

  • Table of Ranks
  • St. Petersburg
  • Industrial Revolution
  • Crimean War
  • Sergei Witte (Minister of Finance, 1892-1903)
  • Soviet (council)

Party of a New Type

  • political culture [WJC]
  • ideology [WJC]
  • Nicholas I [UTA]
  • kruzhok (“circle”)  [UTA]
  • Westernizers
  • Slavophiles
  • Aleksandr Herzen (1812-1870)
  • Petr Tkachev (1844-1886) [WJC]
  • The State and Revolution (1876)
  • Petr Lavrov (1823-1900)
  • narodnichestvo
  • Marxism
  • Georgii Plekanov (1856-1918)
  • Leon Trotskii (1879-1940)
  • Vladimir Lenin (1870-1924)

From War to Revolution

  • Trans-Siberian Railroad
  • Soviet (council)
  • Total War
  • “Dual Power”
  • Provisional Government
  • Petrograd Soviet
  • Order #1
  • April Theses (1917)

Organs of the New Order

  • Cheka
  • “Red Terror”
  • Red Army
  • Spetsy
  • nomenklatura
  • “War Communism”
  • grain requisitioning (prodrazverstka)
  • Kronstadt Revolt

Stalin as Commissar of Nationalities

  • Marxism and the National and Colonial Question (1913)
  • Decree on Nationality (1917)
  • Kommissariat (Commissariat)
  • Narkomnats (People’s Commissariat of Nationalities)
  • Korenizatsiia (Indigenization policy)
  • Great Russian Chauvinism

Stalin as General Secretary

  • Party Congress
  • CPSU Central Committee
  • Politburo
  • Secretariat
  • General Secretary
  • Dvurushnik (a double-dealer)
  • Sklochnichestvo (political infighting)
  • Iakov Sverdlov