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  • Volume 1 The Triumph of Bolshevism, 1917-1919
  • Volume 2 Triumph and Retreat, 1920-1922
  • Volume 3 Lenin's Heirs, 1923-1925

 

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Contents of Volume 3

Preface xvi
Introduction xix

Chapter 1 THE YEAR 1923

  1. The Theatrical Situation in Soviet Russia-An Assessment by Lunacharsky. 1923 1
  2. Club and Factory Theaters. 1923 3
  3. Administrative Exile. 3 January 1923 8
  4. Lenin, "Better Fewer, But Better." 2 March 1923 10
  5. Religion and the Soviet State-Trial of the Catholic Clergy. 22 March-2 April 1923 19
  6. Resolution on Anti-Religious Agitation and Propaganda. 25 April 1923 29
  7. On Party Organization-12th Party Congress. 25 April 1923 30
  8. Resolution on the Nationality Question. 25 April 1923 35
  9. The Best Soviet Teachers. April-June, 1923 42
  10. The Closing of a Monastery. 16 May 1923 44
  11. The Anti-Religious Campaign: "The Religious Foolishness." 25 May 1923 45
  12. Implementing the New Nationality Policy. 12 June 1923 47
  13. A Public Disputation of Futurism and the Arts. July 1923 51
  14. The Famine: Resolution of Appreciation for the American Relief Administration. 10 July 1923 53
  15. Trotsky on Culture and Problems of Life. 10 July 1923 54
  16. Habits and Custom. 11 July 1923 60
  17. "Vodka, the Church and the Cinema." 12 July 1923 64
  18. The Party Leadership Denounces Trotsky and the Forty-Six for Factionalism. 27 October 1923 66
  19. People's Commissariat of Workers' and Peasants' Inspectorate. 12 November 1923 68
  20. Formation of the OGPU-The Unified State Political Administration. 15 November 1923 73
  21. Zinoviev on the Party and Workers' Democracy. 1 December 1923 74
  22. "On Building the Party"-Attempted Compromise Between Trotsky and the Trimvirate. 5 December 1923 82
  23. American Refusal to Recognize the Soviet Government. 6-18 December 1923 89
  24. Trotsky, The New Course-I: Letter to the Central Committee. 8-10 December 1923 90
  25. Zinoviev's Rejoinder to Trotsky's "New Course" Letter. 15 December 1923 95
  26. Stalin Responds to the Critics of the Party Leadership. 15 December 1923 100
  27. The Immediate Tasks of Economic Policy. 24 December 1923 107
  28. Trotsky, The New Course-II. 28 and 29 December 1923 119
  29. An Oppostion Critique of the Party's Economic Policy. 29 December 1923 131

Chapter 2 THE YEAR 1924

  1. Party Denunciation of Trotsky, The Other Oppositionists and "Petty Bourgeois Tendencies." 18 January 1924 134
  2. "Farewell, Ilyich"-The Party Leaders Eulogize Lenin. 26 January, 1924 140
  3. The Constitution of the U.S.S.R. 31 January 1924 147
  4. Resolution of the Congress of Soviets on Diplomatic Recognition by Great Britain. 2 February 1924 156
  5. Rakovsky's Speech at the Opening of the Anglo-Soviet Conference. 14 April 1924 157
  6. Stalin, The Foundations of Leninism. April 1924 161
  7. Agreement Between China and the U.S.S.R. 31 May 1924 183
  8. The Party on Press and Literature. 31 May 1924 189
  9. Trotsky, Literature and Revolution. 29 July 1924 194
  10. Agreement between the U.S.S.R. and the Autonomous Government of the Three Eastern Provinces of China. 20 September 1924 200
  11. Statement by Karakhan Regarding the Return of the Chinese-Eastern Railroad to the Soviet Union. 5 October 1924 204
  12. The "Zinoviev Letter" and Relations with Great Britain. 24 October 1924 205
  13. Rakovsky Denounces the "Zinoviev Letter." 25 October 1924 208
  14. Trotsky-Lessons of October. November 1924 209
  15. "How One Should Not Write the History of October." 2 November 1924 222
  16. Kamenev-The Party and Trotskyism. 18 November 1924 232
  17. Stalin-Leninism or Trotskyism? 19 November 1924 238
  18. Chamberlain Elaborates British Objection to Soviet Behavior. 21 November 1924 246
  19. Soviet Reply to Chamberlain's Note and Denunciation of the "Zinoviev Letter." 28 November 1924 247
  20. Soviet Response to the British Note Renouncing the Trade Treaty. 28 November 1924 249
  21. Preobrazhensky, The Law of Primitive Socialist Accumulation. November 1924 250
  22. Bukharin on the Economic Controversy and the Defense of NEP. 12 December 1924 257
  23. Stalin, Socialism in One Country Versus Permanent Revolution. 17 December 1924 277

Chapter 3 THE YEAR 1925

  1. An Approved List of Proletarian Literature. January 1925 284
  2. Chicherin on British-Soviet Relations. 4 January 1925 287
  3. Trotsky's "Resignation." 15 January 1925 288
  4. Trotsky's Dismissal from his Military Positions. 17 January 1925 291
  5. Stalin's Speech to the Plenum of the Central Committee on the Army and International Affairs. 19 January 1925 297
  6. Convention and Economic Cooperation Between Japan and the U.S.S.R. 20 January 1925 299
  7. Stalin on Lenin. 21 January 1925 305
  8. Stalin on the International Situation and the Tasks of the Communist Parties. 22 March 1925 305
  9. The Central Committee Resolution on Literature. 18 June 1925 308
  10. Chicherin on Events in China and Relations with Great Britain. 1 July 1925 311
  11. Trotsky Repudiates Eastman's Account of the Political Struggle in the Soviet Union. 1 July 1925 314
  12. Agreement Between Poland and the U.S.S.R. Regarding the Settlement of Frontier Disputes. 3 August 1925 318
  13. Control Figures for the Soviet Economy, 1925-1926. October 1925 320
  14. The Soviet Union and the League of Nations. 23 November 1925 328
  15. The Fourteenth Party Congress-Reports and Debates. 18-23 December 1925 329
  16. The Fourteenth Party Congress Endorses the Stalin-Bukharin Leadership. 23 December 1925 363
  17. The Attack on Zinoviev's Control of the Leningrad Party Organization. 28 December 1925 369
  18. Rules of the All-Union Communist Party. 31 December 1925 371
  • Documents by Main Topics 383
  • Glossary 386
  • Sources Cited 389
  • Acknowledgements 391
  • Permissions 391
  • Indexes
  • Index of Personal Names 392
  • Index of Subjects 394
  • Index of Institutions 397
  • Index of Geographic and Place Names 399

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