This 1904 book by David Ryazanov is not directly related to Bogdanov but, of course, provides important context for post-1903 ‘split’ at the Second Congress. As we are mostly familiar with Lenin’s side of the story – there are no translations of, say, Martov’s texts on the matter – this book represents an important perspective […]
This leaflet was published in August of 1909 by the ‘Party School’ (on Capri) and contains a quick outline of the school’s program, a long letter from Karl Kautsky in support of the school and a short letter from Lenin objecting to the school – clearly two letters placed side-by-side meant to send a clear […]
Anna Alexandrovna Malinovskaya, Bogdanov’s sister, was Anatoly Lunacharsky’s first wife (they were married from 1902 until 1922 when Lunacharsky met Natalya Rozenel, his second wife). Paola Cioni and Marina Arias-Vikhil published Malinovskaya’s memoirs that should be interesting for those who are studying Bogdanov. Text (in Russian) can be found here. The memoirs are from Gorky […]
The Ministry of Culture has a great resource with a lot of documents and photographs. If searched properly, things like this come up. A lot of images of Leonid Krasin, for example.
A conference just took place in Moscow and promises to be a recurrent event. Check out information and program here.
I found and scanned the original 1918 edition of Bogdanov’s collection of essays called Вопросы социализма [Problems of Socialism]. These essays are all available in the 1990 version of the book with the same title – that edition contained many more essays and can be found online as well. The original 1918 edition included only […]
I added a link to a small pamphlet from 1904 – Наши недоразумения – to the ‘Main Works’ page. This is Bogdanov’s early intervention in the post-Second Congress’ ‘nasty squabble’ (i.e. intense debates regarding what happened at the 1903 Congress that resulted in a split within formerly more or less unified Iskra group).