The attitude of American/ British observers to the Russian Revolution 1917

Introduction.3
Chapter I: The Russian Revolution 19178
1.1. The presentation of the question...8
1.2. The Background of the Revolution 1917..9
1.3. Social relations in Russia 1917 through the eyes of American/ British observers16
Chapter II: American/ British observers about the level of life in Russia 1917. 25
2.1. The level of life in Russia 1917 through the eyes of American/ British observers: economic causes of the Russian Revolution25
2.2. The Wages and cost of living before and during the revolution29
2.3. The cultural life 1917.36
Chapter III: The attitude of American/ British observers to the Russian revolutionaries...38
3.1. Lenin through the eyes of American/ British observers.38
3.2. The attitude towards the Bolsheviks 43
Chapter IV: A choice of a political positions by the Russian intelligency in the autumn of 1917 from the point of view of Russian and American/ British historians52
4.1. The attitude of American/ British observers to Russian intelligency 1917...52
4.2. Historiographical situation.58
Conclusion.66
Bibliography..68

The theme of this research is The attitude of American/ British observers to the Russian Revolution 1917. We try to reveal this question considering the Background of the Revolution 1917, social relations in Russia 1917, the level of life in Russia 1917 through the eyes of American/ British observers and the attitude of American/ British observers to the Russian revolutionaries and intelligency. It is not a simple task because of subjective views of American/ British historians in this question who are apart from the socio-cultural context of Russia.
For the English-speaking authors there are some difficulties in writing Russian history. It is understandable that the attempt to write a history of Russia, since October revolution of 1917 is reckless, and the one who indulgently concerns to this attempt may be will forgive also lacks admitted at its realisation. A history of Soviet Russia written by the Englishman or by American, who didnt know Marxs philosophy thoroughly,...


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