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.

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Latest articles

Volume 31 (2)

Introduction From Lenin’s Overcoat? The Global Impact of the Russian Revolution
vol. 31 (2): 145-151
‘The Global Legacy of the Russian Revolution: A Comparative Perspective’
vol. 31 (2): 152-174
The Global Legacy of the Russian Revolution: A Comparative Perspective
vol. 31 (2): 175-188
The on-going legacy of February: A response to Steven G. Marks
vol. 31 (2): 189-193
Centennial thoughts on an exhausted (?) revolution
vol. 31 (2): 194-207
Interview with S. A. Smith
vol. 31 (2): 208-225
Anarcho-syndicalism and the Russian Revolution: Towards a political explanation of a fleeting romance, 1917–22
vol. 31 (2): 226-246
‘Glory to the Russian maximalists!’ Reactions to the Russian Revolution in Argentina and Brazil, 1917–22
vol. 31 (2): 247-260
The Russian Revolution and the Emergence of Japanese Anticommunism
vol. 31 (2): 261-278
Youthful Internationalism in the Age of ‘Socialism in One Country’: Komsomol’tsy, Pioneers and ‘World Revolution’ in the Interwar Period
vol. 31 (2): 279-303
Performing Femininity: Woman as Performer in Early Russian Cinema
vol. 31 (2): 304-306
Red at Heart: How Chinese Communists Fell in Love with the Russian Revolution
vol. 31 (2): 306-308
World Revolution 1917–1936. The Rise and Fall of the Communist International
vol. 31 (2): 308-310
Stalinist Perpetrators on Trial. Scenes From the Great Terror in Soviet Ukraine
vol. 31 (2): 310-312
Mobilizing the Russian Nation: Patriotism and Citizenship in the First World War
vol. 31 (2): 312-314
Inside Lenin’s Government: Ideology, Power, and Practice in the Early Soviet State
vol. 31 (2): 314-316
Peasants in Russia from Serfdom to Stalin: Accommodation, Survival, Resistance
vol. 31 (2): 316-318
List of Russian Publications, 2018
vol. 31 (2): 319-322
The Non-geometric Carter Elwood (1936–2018): an Appreciation by Lars T. Lih
vol. 31 (2): 323-326

Volume 31 (1)

Rethinking the Russian Orthodox Church and the Bolshevik Revolution
vol. 31 (1): 1-23