Stalinism and the Russian Revolution Reading Group

 

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Stalinism and the Russian Revolution Reading Group

The complete reading list for our study group. The primary focus is Stalinism and how it evolved from the Russian Revolution. The Russian Revolution and Civil War is studied mainly in relationship to Stalinism and the role Stalin played in it and their connections to the events in Germany.

A casual overview of this period in European history reveals an unmistakable connection between the events in Russia and the events in Germany after World War I. Therefore this group is intended to compliment the study in the National Socialism, the Holocaust and World War II study group.and our World War I Reading Group.

Intentional distortion of history or denial / minimizing / justifying the crimes associated with Stalin and the Russian Revolution will not be tolerated. These crimes also do not need to be exaggerated (hard to do, but some try) or (more commonly) extrapolated to completely unrelated topics.

Study Reading Group starting January 2018

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The Thought Questions and Response Quotes are provided for thought and discussion. Feel free to add you're own quotes and thought questions on our Facebook page for the current chapter if you're reading along with us online.

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General Group Resources

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reading schedule by Week and study notes

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  1. Preface and The Seats of Stalin’s Power

    Thought Questions
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    Response / Thought Quotes
    - X

    Articles and Learning Resources
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  2. Before the Revolution and The Bulwarks of Stalin’s Power

    Thought Questions
    - X

    Response / Thought Quotes
    - X

    Articles and Learning Resources
    - X
  3. In Lenin’s Shadow and A World of Reading and Contemplation

    Thought Questions
    - X

    Response / Thought Quotes
    - X

    Articles and Learning Resources
    - X
  4. His Revolution and Trepidation in The Inner Circle

    Thought Questions
    - X

    Response / Thought Quotes
    - X

    Articles and Learning Resources
    - X
  5. Terror and Impending War and Patient Number 1

    Thought Questions
    - X

    Response / Thought Quotes
    - X

    Articles and Learning Resources
    - X
  6. Stalin At War and Family

    Thought Questions
    - X

    Response / Thought Quotes
    - X

    Articles and Learning Resources
    - X
  7. The Generalissimo the Dictatorship Collapses

    Thought Questions
    - X

    Response / Thought Quotes
    - X

    Articles and Learning Resources
    - X
  8. The Funeral: The Vozhd, The System, And the People

    Thought Questions
    - X

    Response / Thought Quotes
    - X

    Articles and Learning Resources
    - X