Russian Rightists and the Revolution of 1905

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 24, 1995 - History - 286 pages
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Russian Rightists and the Revolution of 1905 examines the emergence of right-wing organizations in Russia during the political crisis of 1905SH1907. In this comprehensive study of rightist activity throughout the country, Professor Rawson demonstrates how the rightists attempted to resolve the impasse between autocracy and constitutionalism that Russia had reached by the end of 1905. He concludes that the rightist organizations mobilized a substantial segment of public sentiment and helped induce the autocracy to reassert its authority.
 

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Contents

The advent of the rightist movement
4
The formation of national rightist organizations
19
The Russian Monarchist Party
21
The Union of Russian Men
34
The Russian Assembly
46
The Union of the Russian People
56
The formation of regional rightist organizations
74
Rightists in the central provinces
75
The Patriotic Union and the United Nobility
109
Rightist strategies and achievements
125
Rightists and the use of violence
127
Rightists and the government
142
Rightists and the Duma
152
Conclusion and epilogue
195
Bibliography
239
Index
247

Rightists in the western borderlands
91
The role of specialinterest groups
107

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