Forgotten Lives The Role of Lenin's Sisters in the Russian Revolution, 1864-1937

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  • Copyright: 2007-09-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Forgotten Lives explores the lives and work of Lenin's sisters--Anna, Ol'ga and Mariia--and the role they played in the Russian Revolution. It traces their early revolutionary careers and contributions to the underground movement, their work for the Party and the State after October 1917, and their relationship with Lenin and Stalin. The portrayal of the sisters in Soviet and English-language histories is also discussed, with a view to restoring these largely forgotten lives to the history of the revolution.

Author Biography

KATY TURTON is a graduate of the University of Aberdeen and the University of Strathclyde and completed her PhD at the University of Glasgow in 2004. She joined Queen's University, Belfast, as a lecturer in European History in 2005. Her research interests include the role of women in the Russian revolutionary movement.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. viii
System of Transliteration and Clarification of Datesp. ix
Introductionp. 1
On sourcesp. 6
Childhood and Educationp. 10
The learning curvep. 16
The eldestp. 19
The next generationp. 23
The last recruitp. 29
The Undergroundp. 32
The sparkp. 40
'The revolution is beginning'p. 48
From Saratov to Februaryp. 59
New projectsp. 66
A revolutionary yearp. 77
The Revolution Realisedp. 82
The Rabsel'kors' great friendp. 85
The children of the revolutionp. 91
A new historyp. 99
Family lifep. 103
The New Orderp. 109
The eye of the stormp. 110
The edge of the stormp. 127
The Il'ich Universityp. 132
The Sisters and Historyp. 137
Writing Leninp. 137
The sisters' storyp. 144
The legacyp. 150
Conclusionp. 161
Notesp. 165
Ul'ianov Family Treep. 205
Chronologyp. 206
Glossary of Namesp. 216
Bibliography of Works by Anna Il'inichna Ul'ianova-Elizarovap. 224
Bibliography of Works by Mariia Il'inichna Ul'ianovap. 227
Select Bibliographyp. 231
Indexp. 245
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