A couple of these images are well-known but here are all the photos from that ‘session’ taken from the official Soviet photo book that documented and published all images of Lenin that were available (and a note on others that were present but not published due to quality issues or other reasons).
The full history of Vpered group is yet to be written. A ‘traditional’ (Leninist) account is based on Lenin’s interpretation of the split between his supporters and ‘left Bolsheviks’ in the summer of 1909. One can see this interpretation in the very phraseology of Bolsheviks versus Vperedists. Soviet historiography tended to see Lenin’s struggle against […]
I’d like to recommend this essay – The Stofflichkeit of the Universe: Alexander Bogdanov and the Soviet Avant-Garde – from e-flux journal written by Maria Chehonadskih. It is an original discussion not only of the Soviet avant-grade but, most interestingly, also of Bogdanov’s empiriomonist ideas – these are made relevant to contemporary conversations and presented in […]
I have recently re-read this particular essay by Lars Lih and revisited the debate between Lars Lih and John Marot (among a few other things) – so I wanted to post a link to this text. Enjoy! In the essay presented below, I describe a consensus view shared among a variety of revolutionary Social Democrats […]
With permission from the author, I wanted to share this dissertation by Giulia Rispoli that deals with Bogdanov’s tektology in the context of later research in cybernetics in US and USSR. If you read Italian, this is a very engaging discussion of the issues + a good bibliography of related works.
We often get questions about HM series and its expensive hardbacks. Yes, those are expensive and are meant for library collections – please reach out to your libraries for a subscription. For non-library readers, HM series has an agreement with Haymarket Books to release a paperback version – all our volumes will eventually be available […]
Ленинский Сборник [Lenin Miscellany] – Volume 25 – contains Lenin’s ‘comments’ on two articles from 1909 from The Banner of Labor [Знамя труда], a Paris-based Socialist-Revolutionary journal: one is a text by Shishko, a prominent SR intellectual, called ‘The Crisis of Bolshevism’; another – a text by someone under a pseudonym ‘Nikolai Garri’ [Николай Гарри] […]