A Hidden Story of the 1905 Russian Revolution: The Unemployed Soviet
Against The Current vol. 118

Preobrazhenksii, Nikolai
Date Written:  2005-09-01
Publisher:  Against The Current
Year Published:  2005
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13180

The movement of the unemployed in St. Petersburg is a little-known episode of the First Russian Revolution of 1905-7. The movement came as a complete surprise to everyone at the time, since it is did not fit any pre-conceived schema (although, strictly speaking, it had a precedent in the February Revolution of 1848 in France, when the revolutionary government established the "Ateliers nationaux" public-works program).

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