Wilson Center Experts

Vladimir Brovkin

Research Grant
Kennan Institute

Russia and Eurasia
Adjunct Professor, American University
Wilson Center Project(s):
Political Parties and Social Movements in the Russian Civil War
Sep 01, 1989
Feb 01, 1990

Project Summary

This study examines the effects of the civil war on the Soviet political process. Methodologically, it is an attempt to combine a study of political ideas and institutions with a study of popular movements and interpret the development of the Soviet political system. The main focus is on the Communists’ interaction with the opposition parties: the Social Democrats (Mensheviks) and the Socialist Revolutionaries. The study traces the destruction of opposition parties in Lenin’s Russia. It aims to be a contribution to the understanding of the origins and nature of Stalinism.

Previous Terms at the Wilson Center:
Apr 1, 1986: An Opposition Party in Soviet Russia: the Mensheviks, 1919 - 1924