The Fall of Tsarism: Untold Stories of the February 1917 Revolution

Paperback | September 5, 2014

bySemion Lyandres

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The Fall of Tsarism contains a series of gripping, plain-spoken testimonies from some of the leading participants of the Russian Revolution of February 1917, including the future revolutionary premier Alexander Kerenskii. Recorded in the spring of 1917, months before the Bolsheviks seized power, these interviews represent the earliest first-hand testimonies on the overthrow of the Tsarist regime known to historians. Hidden away and presumed lost for the better part of a century, they are now revealed to the world forthe first time.

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The Fall of Tsarism contains a series of gripping, plain-spoken testimonies from some of the leading participants of the Russian Revolution of February 1917, including the future revolutionary premier Alexander Kerenskii. Recorded in the spring of 1917, months before the Bolsheviks seized power, these interviews represent the earliest ...

Semion Lyandres is Associate Professor of Modern Russian History, University of Notre Dame, and author of The Bolshevik's German Gold Revisited: An Inquiry into the 1917 Accusations (1995). He is also co-editor, with Dietmar Wulff, of the diaries of Petr P. Vologodskii.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:September 5, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

List of IllustrationsList of MapsNote to the ReaderChronology of Main Events Mentioned in the InterviewsPart I: The Story of the Interviews1. The Quest for the Lost Oral Histories of the February Revolution2. M.A. Polievktov and the First Oral Histories of the February RevolutionPart II: The Interviews3. Engel'gardt4. Chikolini5. Gerasimov6. Rodzianko7. Tugan-Baranovskii8. Nekrasov9. Chkheidze10. Skobelev11. Kerenskii12. TereshchenkoConclusion: The Interviews and the Political History of the February Revolution

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"Semion Lyandres shines fresh light on the causes of the February Revolution. He has found important new sources and shows how they can be used to re-interpret the behaviour of leading figures like Alexander Kerensky and Mikhail Rodzyanko. This is an outstanding contribution to earlytwentieth-century Russian history." --Professor Robert Service, St Antonys College, Oxford