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Workers Against Lenin: Labour Protest and the Bolshevik Dictatorship

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This work challenges the view, widely held among historians of the Bolshevik revolution, that the upsurge of labour unrest of 1920-22 was the result of the appalling living conditions caused by the Civil War, had little significant content and was largely a sideshow to the huge conflict between the Bolsheviks and the peasants.

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Hardcover, 256 pages
Published May 15th 1996 by I. B. Tauris
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This book analysis the working resistance from 1920 to 1921, especially focusing on the strike movement of February/March 1921 (so called volynka). It demonstrates the divisions among the working class (bakers VS printing press workers, textile workers and light industry workers in general VS metal workers and heavy industry workers) and explains why such divisions impeded the movement to generalize. Following the unrest, the author explains how several opposition groups from without and within ...more
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