Russian Academicians and the Revolution

Combining Professionalism and Politics

  • Vera Tolz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Academicians and the Academy of Sciences on the Eve of the Revolution and in the First Post-Revolutionary Decades

  3. Biographical Profiles

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 188-236

About this book


An examination of the early Soviet period of the Russian (Soviet) Academy of Sciences which focuses on the reactions of individual members of the academy to the new situation in which they found themselves after October 1917. Based on the extensive use of documents from the Archives of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the author discusses how the academicians justified their cooperation with the Bolsheviks and the ideological basis of the regime's policy towards the academy in the 1920s.


Bolsheviks communism reform revolution Russia Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

Authors and affiliations

  • Vera Tolz
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SalfordEngland

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