Revolutionary Russia

Wherever modern European history is taught, the Russian revolutions of 1905 and 1917 are central to its concerns. These events marked a crucial turning point in the demise of autocracy and the rise of revolutionary socialism that would shape Russia, Europe and the international system for the rest of the twentieth century and beyond. Launched in 1988, and supported by a prestigious Editorial Board, Revolutionary Russia is the only English-language journal to concentrate on the revolutionary period of Russian history, from c.1880-c.1932. As the journal of the Study Group on the Russian Revolution (founded in 1975), it is interdisciplinary and international in approach, publishing original research, documentary sources, book reviews and review articles in the fields of history, politics, economics, sociology, art history and literary and intellectual history from scholars across the world, including Russia and other countries of the former Soviet Union. Submissions to the editor are welcome from established, young, and independent scholars.

Two issues per year.

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Latest articles

Volume 29 (1)

The Fate of Interwar Soviet Internationalism: A Case Study of the Editing of Stalin's 1938 Short Course on the History of the ACP(b)
vol. 29 (1): 1-23
The Russian Revolution of 1905 in the Eyes of Russia's Financiers
vol. 29 (1): 24-42
Blood on the Square: Perspectives on Revolutionary Violence and Disorder in 1905 Ekaterinburg
vol. 29 (1): 43-65
Bolshevik vanguard in action: the case of The Baku Sovnarkom, 1917–18
vol. 29 (1): 66-91
Russian Culture in War and Revolution, 1914–1922, Book 1: Popular Culture, the Arts, and Institutions/Russian Culture in War and Revolution, 1914–1922, Book 2: Political Culture, Identities, Mentalities, and Memory
vol. 29 (1): 92-100
Painting Imperialism and Nationalism Red: The Ukrainian Marxist Critique of Russian Communist Rule in Ukraine 1918–1925
vol. 29 (1): 101-107
For Peace and Money: French and British Finance in the Service of Tsars and Commissars
vol. 29 (1): 108-110
On Stalin’s Team: The Years of Living Dangerously in Soviet Politics
vol. 29 (1): 110-112
Russia in the Microphone Age: A History of Soviet Radio, 1919–1970
vol. 29 (1): 112-113
The Russian Army in the Great War: The Eastern Front, 1914–1917
vol. 29 (1): 114-117
Obshchestvennost' and Civic Agency in Late Imperial and Soviet Russia: Interface between State and Society
vol. 29 (1): 118-120
Creating a Culture of Revolution: Workers and the Revolutionary Movement in Late Imperial Russia
vol. 29 (1): 120-122
Voennyi plen v rossiiskoi provintsii (1914–1922 gg.)
vol. 29 (1): 122-124
The Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photography, Early Soviet Film
vol. 29 (1): 124-126
Notes on Contributors
vol. 29 (1): 127-127

Volume 28 (2)

Editorial Board
vol. 28 (2): 0-0
Beyond National Narratives? Centenary Histories, the First World War and the Armenian Genocide Armenian Genocide
vol. 28 (2): 93-117
Bolshevism's ‘Services to the State’: Three Russian Observers
vol. 28 (2): 118-139
Among Ghosts and Tigers: The Chinese in the White Terror
vol. 28 (2): 140-166
Liberty Hall: Apollinariia Iakubova and the East London Lecturing Society
vol. 28 (2): 167-190