Vol. 1

 

 

MEMOIRS

 

V.B.Lopukhin. AFTER OCTOBER 25th. Edited by L.Burtsev.

One of the top officials of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs
recalls the days when the department was seized by the Bolsheviks. He also narrates his attempts to adapt himself to the sphere of private enterprise in 1918. The commentary which contains detailed biographical references to the persons mentioned and provides preliminary material for sociological research into the fate of the Russian bureaucracy and nobility at the beginning of the 20th century. 4+52+34 pp.

 

A.V.Kniper. EXTRACTS FROM MEMOIRS. Edited by K.Gromov and S.Bogolepov.

The lady-love of Admiral Kolchak, being the daughter of the pianist and conductor V.I.Safonov, recalls her childhood and family, as well as her relations with A.V.Kolchak (1915v 1920) and E.P.Peshkova (1921v 1965). The commentary contains information on the Moscow nobility and Russian intellectuals at the end the 19th v beginning of the 20th century, the little known facts from Kolchak's life (his Polar expeditions, the service in the Fleet), new facts about activities of the Political Red Cross. The author also attempts to give her own interpretation of some of the events of the Civil War.

3+51+39 pp.

 

 

HISTORICAL RESEARCH

 

N.S.Sibiriakov. THE END OF THE TRANSBAIKAL COSSAC TROOPS. Commentary by B.Trofimov.

The essay is based on the reminiscences and oral history collected by the person who spent 26 years of his life in prison and exile in Siberia. This material traces the history of the Transbaikal Cossacs, residing on the Soviet territory, within the confines of Manchuria, until the end of 1960s. The author speaks of the Civil War, the dispossesion of the kulaks, the life of Cossacs in exile, the Soviet punitive expeditions in Manchuria, with an emphasis on the moral aspect of the events described. 1+49+13 pp.

 

Maksudov, Solodov. THE BEGINNING OF 1937: THE POPULATION CENSUS.

The authors analyse the results of the 1937 population census and the methodes of the Soviet official statistics influenced by the state policy. 13+5 pp.

 

 

FROM THE HISTORY OF CULTURE

 

LETTERS FROM P.A.FLORENSKY TO V.I.VERNADSKY. From the materails of D.D. Preface and commentary by M. and S.Elizarov.

The authors shed light on the dialogue between the two outstanding Russian philosophers dealing with some fundemental questions of world-perception. 3+8+8 pp.

 

V.P.Sventisky. LETTERS OF A DYING MAN. Edited by R.Kreps.

These letters, written in 1931 by a well-known orthodox extremist of the early 20th century, contain a humble prayer for return to the L bosom of the church . 3+2 pp.

 

THE UNKNOWN LETTERS OF V.G.KOROLENKO. Edited by A.V.Khrabrovitsky.

The well-known Russian writer shares his ideas on the moral aspect of the events of the Civil War with his collegue N.L.Gekker (1918) and his wife E.S.Korolenko (1919). 3+2 pp.

 

THE JUBILEE OF THE JOURNAL L RUSSKOE BOGATSTVO (L THE RUSSIAN TREASURE ) IN 1918. Edited by K.Shmidt.

These letters to the editorial board of L Russkoe Bogatstvo focus on the ideological conflicts of the post-revolutionary period. 2+7+2 pp.

 

 

VARIA

 

This section includes a collection of various materials dealing with the Russian history during 1910v 1940s, such as the persecution of writers and scientists in Petrograd in 1919, of the nobility in Crimea in 1920v 1921, and of the former tsarist officers in Leningrad in 1931. One will find here a discussion of the morals of the literary circles from 1918 to 1937, etc. The first contribution in the section is N.Y.Mandelstam's reminescences. 48 pp.

Vol. 2

 

MEMOIRS

 

B.A.Babina. FEBRUARY 1922. Edited by V.Zakharov.

B.A.Babina was a member of the Socialist-Revolutionary Party since the end of 1900s. In her memoirs she describes her meetings in a Moscow prison in 1922 with B.D.Kamkov and D.D.Donskoy v leaders of the L left and L right wings of the Socialist-Revolutionary Party. The focus of her memoirs is on the relationship of morality and politics in the life of a public figure.The commentary contains detailed information on the fate of the leading members of the Party of S.R. and that of the Left S.R., as well as references to other persoons mentioned, such as the scientist A.L.Chizevsky. 3+30+43 pp.

 

L.I.Bogoraz. FRAGMENTS FROM THE MEMOIRS.

This is an account of one of the human rights activists in the USSR, being a participant in the Red Squaire protest demonstration of 25 August, 1968. The author recalls her confinement in the Lefortovo prison, the investigation of the case of demonstrators, the trial, the deportation prisons as well as the people she met with at the GULag Archipelago. 60 pp.

HISTORICAL RESEARCH

 

N.Petrenko. LENIN IN GORKI: THE ILLNESS AND DEATH (Source study).

The author of this essay attempts to put together all the available pieces of evidence relating to the last years of Lenin's life. He analyzes scrupulously the facts, and debunks many of the Soviet-made myths, connected with this period. An interesting approach is adopted to give a full exposure of Stalin's role in the illness and death of the foremost Bolshevik leader. Some of the facts, hitherto neglected by the official Lenin biographers, are brought to light. The author also offers some of his reconstructions of Lenin's self-consciousness shortly before his death. 145 pp.

 

FROM THE HISTORY OF CULTURE

 

FROM THE ARCHIVE OF METALLURGIST V.E.GRUM-GRZIMAILO. Edited by P.Usov.

The author sheds light on the circumstances of 1923v 1924, which forced the scientist to leave Ural University: the trial of M.O.Kler, the attitude of local authorities to L specialists , etc. The philosophy of this L Russian Schtolts is being ultimately exposed. 3+11+5 pp.

 

N.A.Zabolotsky. THE HISTORY OF MY IMPRISONMENT. Preface and commentary by E.Etkind.

The famous Soviet poet describes his arrest on March 19, 1938, the interrogations and tortures in the NKVD prison in Leningrad, followed by his deportation to a labour camp in the Far East. He analyses the state legitimized system of injustice and reflects on the possibility of retaining human dignity under the inhuman conditions. The preface retraces these reflections and the GULag experience in the creative work of Zabolotsky. 8+14+4 pp.

 

K.Simonov. A LETTER TO S.S.MARGULIS.

This is a reply of a leading Soviet writer (1963) to the author of the L labour camp memoirs. 3 pp.

 

VARIA

 

This section contains a collection of various material dealing with the trial of the Social Revolutionaries in Baku in 1922; the persecution of Trotskyites in the Kolyma in 1937; memoirs about the family of G.I.Petrovsky v the head of Ukraine administration etc. 25 pp.

 

INTERVIEW

 

CONVERSATION WITH B.A.BABINA. Recorded by N.Barmin. Edited by L.Arapov.

A 90 years-old socialist-revolutionary, B.A.Babina reflects on the fate of the socialist ideology in Russia, the correlation between the ethics and tactics, the possibility of L socialism with a human face , and the accidental and natural phenomena in history. 23 pp.

 

 

 

Vol. 3

 

MEMOIRS

 

Olga Freidenberg. THE SIEGE OF MAN. Edited by K.Nevelsky.

Excerpts from extensive L Notes by the well-known Soviet philologist and specialist in ancient Greek mythology, who was Boris Pasternak's cousin. They cover the beginnig of the War with Germany, life in Leningrad during the seige, daily suffering in the besieged city. The diary entries alternate with the author-s reflections on the nature of Soviet rule, the L calculated system... of stifling a human being not only within the GULag, but also in the country's L larger zone , as well as on the systematic corruption of the soul, feelings and speech itself. 3+66 pp.

 

Lidia Ivanova. RECOLLECTIONS. UNPUBLISHED LETTERS BY VYACHESLAV IVANOV. Edited by D.V.Ivanov.

Vyacheslav Ivanov's daughter recollects the events from the years 1924v 1925 when her family emigrated from Soviet Russia and settled in Italy. She relates their first months in Rome, Vyacheslav Ivanov's journey to Sorrento to meet Gorky, emigre life and searches for employment, Ivanov's work in Pavia, his meetings with Martin Burber etc. All these events are seen through the eyes of two people: the author, who was a young pianist at the time, a student at the Conservatory, and by her father, the poet, often whose letters to the family she quotes.

2+26+66 pp.

 

HISTORICAL RESEARCH

 

Richard Pipes. BUILDING THE ONE-PARTY STATE IN SOVIET RUSSIA (1917v 1918). Translated from English by V.A.

The author traces the Bolshevik activities from the overthrow of the Government, 25 October 1917 through the first weeks and months of their rule, exposing the single-mindedness of their measures towards the destruction of all democratic institutions in the country and their replacement by a one-party dictatorship. 50 pp.

 

Dmitry Segal. THE L TWILIGHT OF FREEDOM : SOME THEMES IN THE RUSSIAN DAILY PRESS 1917v 1918.

Using materials published in Russian newspapers in the early months of Soviet rule, the author reconstructs the social and moral attitude of the overwhelming majority of the creative intelligentsia towards the October Revolution, Bolshevik policies and methods used by them to attain their aims. 66 p.

 

FROM THE HISTORY OF LITERARY LIFE

 

Aleksey Remisov. THE UNPUBLISHED L MERLOG . Edited by Antonella d'Amelia.

Aleksey Remisov's autobiographical notes cover Berlin and Paris periods, recollections of his creative beginnings and thoughts on literary work. The Preface discusses the correlation between reality and fiction, the historical chronicle and literary mystification in Remizov-s prose. The detailed commentary provides extensive material towards the history of the Russian cultural diaspora during the first half of the XX century. 7+32+25 pp.

 

FROM VLADISLAV KHODASEVICH'S LETTERS (1925v 1938). Edited by John Malmstad.

Letters to Vyacheslav Ivanov, Mark Vishniak, Zinaida Gippius and Vladimir Nabokov reveal the personality of one of this century's greatest poets in a new light, refuting the hackneyed myth that Khodasevich was a caustic, embittered person. The commentary introduces this evidence in the wider social and cultural context, thereby helping to comprehend Khodasevich's position in literature of the 1920sv 1930s. 30 pp.

 

ALEKSEY TOLSTOY'S LETTERS TO NATALYA KRANDIEVSKAYA. Edited by V.Grekov.

Twenty five letters by Aleksey Tolstoy to his third wife, covering the period 1925v 1940, give an insight into the writer's personality. They also narrate his everyday life, travel abroad, the hidden aspects of life of other writers, literary discussions, family quarrels which resulted in the couple's break up. The commentary contains large excerpts from Krandievskaya's letters and reminiscences. 2+27+28 pp.

 

Arkady Gaydar. A letter to Ruvim Fraerman (1939). Edited by N.Stakhov.

A favourite Soviet children's writer confesses to his friend that all his life he has been telling lies; masterly, refined and dazzling lies. 3+2 pp.

 

 

FROM THE HISTORY OF CENCORSHIP

 

THE CENSORIAL CORRECTION OF MIKHAIL ZOSHCHENKO'S L BLUE BOOK . Edited by S.Pechersky.

The proofs of Zoshchenko's book published in 1935 are examined and the censor's corrections are seen as an exellent study case for the history of Soviet ideology. On the basis of the official approach toward such topics as L Money , L People' Will etc., the mechanism for the gradual replacment of revolutionary goals by etatic ones is analized. 37 pp.

Vol. 4

 

 

MEMOIRS

 

T.A.Aksakova. THE DAUGHTER OF A GENEALOGIST. Edited by L.Ostroumov.

The author is the daughter of the prominent Russian numismatist and genealogist A.A.Sivers. By birth and by family
and by friendship connections, T.A.Aksakova belonged to the higher aristocratic Russian elite. The memoirs coverthe period between 1917 and 1935 and present a picture of the postrevolutionary life in the capital and several provincial cities of the country. Most of the characters depicted in the memoirs used to belonged to the same social group after the revolution. They decided to stay and were forced to adapt to the new social environment. For the abundance of the emigre memoir literature, such evidence coming from the inside the Soviet Union is extremely rare. This adds a special interest to the memoirs.

2+65+15 pp.

 

 

HISTORICAL RESEARCH

 

Richard Pipes. BUILDING THE ONE-PARTY STATE IN SOVIET RUSSIA (1917v 1918). Translated from English by V.A.

The second part of the paper considers the attempts by democratic forces of the Russian public to resist the consolidation of the Bolshevik dictatorship. The failure of the Constituent Assembly and workers- strikes in Moscow and Petrograd, defeat of the movement of workers' representatives, ban on all socialist parties v all this meant the ultimate establishment of the one-party dictatorship and begining of the civil war in Russia. 46 pp.

 

M.Agursky. THE ORIGIN OF NATIONAL-BOLSHEVISM.

The author looks into the early publication by N.V.Ustryalov and authors with similar views, in pre-revolutionary press and during the period of 1917v 1918. On the basis of these publications, he establishes an ideological continuity between national-bolshevism which had matured in the 1920s and the views of Russian progressists developed before World War I. He comes to a conclusion that Ustryalov's theories have only been the logical completion of the platform of the national-liberals. The Bolsheviks used many aspects of the latter in their state policy. 26 pp.

FROM THE HISTORY OF COLLECTIVIZATION

 

S.Maksudov. SOME DOCUMENTS FROM THE SMOLENSK ARCHIVES ON DISPOSSESSION AND EXPULSION OF THE KULAKS.

Twenty secret and top-secret documents from party organisations and OGPU secret police give an idea of specific implementation of the directive of the Central Committee demanding complete collectivization and elimination of the kulak as a class. With the Smolensk Province as an example, the author presents the mechanism of distruction of peasants' farms and villages. The preface and commentary draw a general picture of collectivisation and of the demographic and economical catastrophe it created. 15+67 pp.

 

 

FROM THE HISTORY OF PEASANT MOVEMENTS

 

ADDRESS FROM THE TAMBOV DISTRICT ORGANIZATION OF THE WORKING PEASANTRY TO THE DELEGATES OF THE ENGLISH WORKERS. Edited by Yu.Felshtinsky.

In their address to the English workers who visited Soviet Russia in 1920, the peasants of the Tambov Province describe the unlawful actions of the governement, brutalities of the surplus-appropriation system, actual disparagement of the power of Soviets, the terror of the Bolshevik agricultural produce expropriation units. The preface describes the general situation of Russian workers and peasants by 1920. 8+14 pp.

 

S.Belenko. MAKHNO AND POLONSKY.

The author examines several episodes from the history of the alliance of L left forces in the Ukraine during the civil war. He looks into the tactics and goals of Bolsheviks, who used and later liquidated the peasants rebel army of Nestor Makhno. 24 pp.

 

A.N.Yanin. THE SECOND KULAK UPRISING AND ITS LIQUIDATION.

The story told by L a party veteran about the rebellion of the Pitelinsk district of the Riazan Province at the height of collectivization in 1930. 7 p.

 

D.E.Morgachev. MY LIFE.

Recollections of a Tolstoyan-peasant speaking about the creation and bringing to ruin of an agricultural commune L Life and Labor . The commune was organized in 1922 not far from Moscow, moved by the authorities to Western Siberia in 1931, and finally destroyed in 1936v 1938. 20 pp.

FROM THE HISTORY OF SOCIAL STRUGGLE

 

FROM THE LETTERS OF ZINAIDA GIPPIUS. Edited by V.Alloy.

Z.N.Gippius's letter to D.V.Philosophov showing her attitude towards the social-democratic movement and stressing the ethical unacceptability of the violent methods of struggle employed by Russian Marxists. The preface outlines the cultural and social context and the events which urged Z.N.Gippius to break with the social-democrats. 6+6 pp.

 

TWO UNKNOWN LETTERS FROM LEONID ANDREEV TO P.N.MILIUKOV. Edited by R.Davies.

These letters belong to Leonid Andreev's post-October period. They reflect the writer's mental state and his political views in the last months of his life. Thepreface and commentary contain abundant material on Russian emigration in the beginning of the civil war and retrace the history of L.Andreev's relationship with P.Miliukov. 11+9+11 pp.

 

REVIEW

 

S.Maksudov. DISCUSSIONS IN THE WEST ON THE POPULATION LOSSES DURING THE COLLECTIVIZATION.

The author reviews the numerous recently published articles and monographs and evaluates the statistical data on the demographic consequences of collectivization as well as the conclusions made by western scholars. 25 pp.

 

 

 

Vol.5

 

MEMOIRS

 

D.Burliuk. MEMOIRS OF THE FATHER OF THE RUSSIAN FUTURISM. Edited by E.Chizhov and D.Ksenin.

The most definitive artistic and personal autobiography of the founder of the Russian futurism, based on a manuscript, prepared by D.D.Burliuk for Kharkov's art historian M.Zubarev in 1930. The present publication includes only unpublished fragments of the original manuscript. The author gives a detailed account of his family, the beginning of his interest in painting, the origin and development of the futurist movement in Russia, competition between various art groups, the first exhibition and futurist manifestos, and his artistic fate in the West. The commentary restores the historical and cultural context of the epoch and provides numerous references to artists and writers of the Russian avant-gard. 8+27+12 pp.

 

Cornely Zelinsky. June, 1954. Edited and prefaced by V.Strizh.

Recollections of a well-known Soviet writer about A.A.Fadeev and that troubled time after Stalin's death when the country reached a turning point in its history. The author, belonging to the literary elite, describes the atmosphere in the circle of the writers, who grouped around Fadeev and who administrated the official Russian literature for two decades. The moral qualities of these people, the alignment of forces and personal relations within the writers' circle, the scrumble for Fadeev's heritage, v all this recreates very lively one of the important aspects of the unstable situation in 1954, the change of the literary generations. The commentary provides some additional information, telling things that for some reason were not mentioned by the author. 12+38 pp.

 

Silva Gitovich. MEMOIRS.

A fragment of the author's memoirs is devoted mainly to Zoschenko and the life of the Leningrad writers' organisation in 1930sv 1940s. 16 pp.

 

 

FROM THE HISTORY OF ART

 

THE ARCHIVES OF ILIA ZDANEVICH. Edited by Re gis Gayraud.

At the beginning of the century Kirill and Ilya Zdanevich played an important role in the artistic and literary life of Russian avant-garde in Petrograd, Moscow and Tiflis. Ilya was an ideologist of the Russian futurism and Kirill participated in the majority of M.F.Larionov's exhibitions, and, together with Kruchenykh and Terentiev, he was in the center of the artistic life in Georgia. The publication consists of two parts: the correspondence of the brothers and the recollections of Ilya about N.Pirosmanishvili, M.Ledantiu, V.Bart. The commentary includes the extensive historical material about the life of Rusian avant-garde before and after the revolution. 42pp.

 

LETTERS FROM N.S.GONCHAROVA AND M.F.LARIONOV TO OLGA RESNEVICH-SIGNORELLI. Edited by E.Garetto.

Nine letters from the well-known artists to Olga Resnevich-Signorelli, who was a translator and an advocate of Russian culture in Italy. Their friendship started in 1916, when both artists came to Rome with Dyagilev's Ballet company, and continued until their death in 1960th. The commentary provides a wealth of information about the cultural liaison between Russia and Italy. 18 pp.

 

Michail Ledantiu. MANIFESTO OF THE L VSEKIS . Edited by J.E.Bowlt.

A theoretical essay of a well-known artist and stage designer Ledantiu, who perished in 1917. The author expresses the views of the Russian avant-garde, particularly those of the Larionov group, contrasting them with the Russian academic school and the activities of the L World of Art group. The commentaries include biographical data on Ledantiu and artists of his circle. 20 pp.

 

 

FROM THE HISTORY OF LITERARY LIFE

 

AN UNKNOWN LETTER OF A.BELY. Edited by V.Alloy.

A letter to Z.Gippius, written in one of the most turbulant periods of Bely-s life (August 1907), deals with the literary polemic of the Russian Symbolists, portraying those involved in it, and describing the alignment of forces and personal relations of Bely with A.A. and L.D.Blok. The commentary recreates the context of events. 17 pp.

 

OSIP MANDELSTAM AND HEIDELBERG UNIVERSITY. Edited by Thomas Beyer.

Unknown documents relating to the time spent by Mandelstam in Heidelberg University in the fall and winter of 1909v 1910. 6 pp.

 

LETTERS FROM V.KHODASEVICH TO N.BERBEROVA. Edited by David Bethea.

74 letters of V.Khodasevich from the period of September 1926 to January 1939 give an insight into the poet's intimate world, cite his opinions on the literature of the Russian emigration and Soviet literature. They also portray many prominent figures of the emigration. The commentary contains historical and biographical data on the events and persons mentioned by Khodasevich. 100 pp.

 

Michel Niqueux. APROPOS OF M.GORKY'S DEATH.

The author re-examines the circumstances of Gorky-s death on the basis of the memoirs of L.Aragon, Gorky's health bulletins, as well as the writer's personal relations with Stalin. He detects some curious facts which make him question both the version of Gorky's natural death and that of his medical murder, which appeared in 1938. His analysis of the behaviour of Aragon, Guide, Koltsov and Erenburg poses a number of questions, the answer to which could ultimately shed light on Gorky's part in the events of 1936 and the reason of his sudden death. 23 pp.

 

 

REPORTS

 

A.V.Khrabrovitsky. KUPRIN IN 1937.

The author argues against the official Soviet version of Kuprin's reemigration, providing some unpublished evidence of the witnesses, which helps him recreate the real circumstances of the writer's return to the USSR. 6 pp.

 

M.Agursky. M.GORKY AND J.N.DANZAS.

Using some little-known sources, the author retraces the history of relations of his heroes and the role Gorky played in the fate of J.Danzas. 19 pp.

 

B.Zaks. NOTES OF A WITNESS.

The first part, based on the author's personal recollections, restores the events, preceeding the confiscation of the manuscript of Grossman's novel L Life and Destiny , and describes Grossman's relations with Tvardovsky. In the second part, the author argues with the publisher of Gaidar's letter (Minuvsheye, volume 3, 1987) and gives a different version of the events, based on his own contacts and team-work with Gaidar in 1930s. 5+9 pp.

 

 

 

Vol.6

 

MEMOIRS

 

M.N.Zemchuznikova. MEMOIRS OF THE MOSCOW ANTHRPOSOPHIC SOCIETY (1917v 1923). Edited by J.Malmstad.

Having emerged in the early 1910s, the anthroposophic movement in Russia had legally continued until 1923, and then, after the closure of the Anthroposophic Society, led an underground existence until the early 1930s when the majority of its members were arrested and exiled or sent to the labour camps. The sources on the movement's history are extremely scarce. The author belongs to the L younger generation of antroposophists, who joined the movement during the revolution. She gives a detailed account of the Society's activities after January 1917, portrays its leaders and activists, describes their attempts to establish close relations with other unofficial spiritual movements (the Tolstoyans, various sects etc.). The detailed commentary provides biographic data on the persons mentioned. 3+42 pp.

 

A.Vaneev. TWO YEARS IN ABESY.

The author describes a camp for invalides in Abesy (Autonomous Republic of Komy), where he served his term from the late 1940s to the early 1950s. He dwells on his relations with N.N.Punin (art historian), S.Z.Galkin (poet) and, most of all, L.P.Karsavin (religious philosopher) who became his close friend and teacher. The memoirist reproduces his conversations with Karsavin and expounds the fundamentals of the latter-s philosophy. 150 pp.

 

FROM THE HERITAGE OF THE RUSSIAN PHILOSOPHY

 

UNPUBLISHED WORKS BY V.V.ROZANOV, A.A.MEYER, M.I.KAGAN. 6+16+8 pp.

 

LETTERS FROM M.O.GERSHENZON TO LEON SHESTOV. Edited by A.d'Amelia and V.Alloy.

30 letters of M.O.Gershenzon from the period 1920v 1925 give an insight into the personality of Gershenzon, and reveal the relationship of the two philosophers and their perception of the events in Russia and of the Russian emigration. The preface and commentary analyse the philosophical views of Gershenzon and provide information on the events and persons mentioned. 8+68 pp.

 

FROM THE ARCHIVES OF N.O.LOSSKY. 8 pp.

 

S.A.Volkov. FROM THE MEMOIRS OF THE MOSCOW THEOLOGICAL ACADEMY. (A fragment devoted to P.A.Florensky). 4 pp.

 

V.A.Nikitin, V.P.Kuptchenko. ON THE RELATIONS BETWEEN P.A.FLORENSKY AND M.A.VOLOSHIN. (Documents and testimony). 9 pp.

 

 

FROM THE HISTORY OF THE SPIRITUAL

MOVEMENTS IN RUSSIA

 

ANDREY BELY AND ANTHROPOSOPHY. Edited by J.Malmstad.

The first part of a detailed L intimate autobiography of A.Bely, covering the years 1911v 1914, reflects the poet's fascination with anthroposophy, his frequenting of R.Steiner's lectures, his life in Dornach and participation in the construction of the first Goetheanum. The text is followed by Bely's letters to M.K.Morozova, in which he explains the meaning of his spiritual quest. The commentary and detailed index provide information on the activists of the anthroposophic movement at that time. 7+72+25+9 pp.

 

REVIEWS, LETTERS

 

L.Tcherniak. OBJECTIVE APPROACH AS THE BASIS OF MISUNDERSTANDING.

The author examines the Western perception of the modern Soviet philosophy and makes an attempt to reveal its methodological defects. 20 pp.

 

Letters to the editor relating to the publication by D.Bethea in vol.5 of L Minuvsheye . 2 pp.

 

 

 

Vol.7

 

MEMOIRS

 

M.L.Svirskaya. SELECTED MEMOIRS. Edited by B.Sapir.

The author belongs to the younger generation of the Socialist-Revolutionaries, whose activities fall mainly on the time of the February and October Revolutions, the Civil War and the first years of the New Economic Policy (NEP). Svirskaya worked for the SR newspaper L Delo Naroda (L People's Cause ), acted as a go-between connecting the Party's Central Committee with the Committee of the Constitutional Assembly (KOMUCH) in Samara, and participated in illegal party work in Moscow and Petrograd. First arrested in 1921, Svirskaya spent 25 years altogether in camps and exile. Her memoirs describe her first imprisonment and exile and her meetings with the leading figures of the Socialist Revolutionary Party. A separate chapter narrates the author's friendship with Sergei Esenin and Zinaida Raikh. 51 pp.

 

M.Canivez. MY LIFE WITH RASKOL'NIKOV.

The second wife of F.F.Raskol'nikov describes her life in Estonia and Bulgaria, where Raskol'nikov served as Soviet plenipotentiary, the atmosphere in the Soviet diplomatic missions in the 1930s, the beginning of the Great terror in the USSR and the circumstances which urged Raskol'nikov to remain in the West. 54 pp.

 

O.Tief. SELECTED MEMOIRS AND NOTES (1939v 1969). Edited by E.V.

The head of the last independent governement of Estonia in 1944 recalls the work of his cabinet, the German and the subsequent Soviet occupation of Estonia, his arrest and 10-year imprisonment, as well as his life after his release from the camp. The appendices and extensive commentary contain a wealth of information, practically unknown to Russian readers, about the Republic of Estonia (1918v 1944), its leading political figures and public and state organizations.

5+32+40 pp.

 

 

FROM THE HISTORY OF POLITICAL PARTIES

 

E.M.TIMOFEEV AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE PRS AFTER THEIR 1922 TRIAL. Edited by M.Jansen.

Letters of one of the leaders of the RS Party, sent from exile to his friends in Berlin. The appendices contain: a letter from M.Svirskaya, who spent some time in exile with E.M.Timofeev, A.R.Gots, F.F.Fedorovich; several documents which clarify the Party's position after the October coup and during the Civil War. The preface and notes contain biographical materials and references to the events mentioned.

3+10+7+31 pp.

 

INTERVIEW WITH YA.MEEROV. Interviewer: T.Sonin.

A participant in the Social-democratic youth movement in the 1920s reflects on the correctness of the path, chozen by him, recalls his contacts with the Mensheviks and other political prisoners in exile and camps, and considers the fate of socialist ideas in the light of the experirnce of this century. 10 pp.

 

 

FROM THE HISTORY OF THE PARTY OPPOSITION

 

THE DEFEAT OF THE LEFT OPPOSITION IN THE USSR. LETTERS FROM EXILED BOLSHEVIKS. Edited by Yu.Felshtinsky.

These letters from C.Radek, I.Smirnov, L.Sosnovsky and other members of the oppostion, their joint appeals to newspaper editors and the Executive Committee of the Communist International, appeals to the Central Committee of the Communist Party and petitions to the GPU, throw light on the internal struggle within the Bolshevik Party on the eve of collectivization and on the attitude of Trotskyites to Stalin-s policies. The preface gives a comparative analysis of the Left opposition in 1918 and in 1928. 69 pp.

 

 

FROM THE HISTORY OF THE L MINOR ZONE

 

I.Gol'ts. VORKUTA.

Menshevik I.S.Gol'ts describes the system of forced labour in the Vorkuta coal-mines, the composition of L special camps in 1933v 1951, changes in the prisoners' feelings and behaviour in 1952 and especially in 1953, which made the authorities introduce reforms into the camp system. 40 pp.

 

O.Volin. WITH BERIA'S HENCHMEN IN THE VLADIMIR PRISON.

The author speaks about the NKVD top officials, L.P.Beria's close assistants, who found themselves sharing the same prison-cell with the author in the early 1960s. 16 pp.

 

 

FROM THE HISTORY OF EDUCATION

 

M.N.Stoyunina. MEMOIRS. Edited by B.N.Lossky.

The author discuses the creation of one of the first private gymnasia for girls in Russia, V.Ya.Stoyunin's work in the field of education, the school's fate before and after the Revolution. The commentary contains biographical data, drawn by the editor from the family archives. 2+30+8 pp.

 

V.Gitin. MATERIALS TOWARDS THE KIEV PERIOD IN INNOKENTII ANNENSKY'S BIOGRAPHY.

Correspondence regarding I.Annensky's resignation from the post of director of the Pavel Galagan College in Kiev. 9 pp.

 

V.I.VERNADSKY'S LETTERS TO HIS SON. Edited by K.K.

These five letters, written by V.I.Vernadsky in 1929, describe the attack of the party authorities on the Russian Academy and the conditions of Soviet Science at that time. 27 pp.

 

F.Blagoveshchensky. A VISIT TO P.A.SHARIA.

An account of a meeting with the former secretary on ideology of the Georgian Central Committee, one of the men who put into effect Stalin's policies in the field of science and education. 22 pp.

 

 

Vol.8

 

 

MEMOIRS

 

THE LIFE AND DEATH OF NINA PETROVSKAYA. Edited by E.Garetto.

The memoirs of N.I.Petrovskaya, one of the most tragic figures of Russian Symbolism, deal with the formation and development of this movement in the sphere of literature and art, the birth of the L Grif publishing-house and as well as the creative work of V.Brusov, K.Balmont, A.Bely and others. The second part of the publication includes Petrovskaya-s letters, speaking of her life in Berlin (1922v 1926) and Paris (1927v 1928) and discussing the activities of the emigre community in the L Russian Berlin . The detailed commentary reconstructs the background of the events described. 10+69+59 pp.

 

I.M.Gronsky. ON THE PEASANT WRITERS. Edited by M.Niqueux.

A major Soviet functionary (a former editor of L Izvestiya and L Novy Mir and one of the creators of the Union of Soviet Writers) recounts his meetings and work with Esenin, Kluev, Oreshin, Klychkov and Vasil'ev. His memoirs show how the political establishment exercised its L control of literature . The extensive notes recreate the overall picture of the L taming of writers . The appendix includes a letter from Esenin's friend, P.A.Mansurov, speaking about the poet's suicide.

5+26+4 pp.

 

 

FROM THE HISTORY OF LITERARY LIFE

 

L THE WORD IN MOVEMENT AND THE MOVEMENT IN THE WORD . Letters of Benedikt Livshits. Edited by P.Nerler and A.Parnis.

The correspondence of the famous poet, translator and memoirist, B.Livshits, who perished in 1939, covers more than 25 years of his literary activity (1911v 1937) and reveals his aesthetic views and his professional and personal relations with a number of literary figures v from Burlyuk, Bryusov and Kuzmin to Chukovsky, Zenkevich and Tarasenkov. The commentary contains a wealth of information on the artistic and literary life of that period. 31 pp.

 

MARINA TSVETAEVA'S LETTERS TO R.N.LOMONOSOVA. Edited by R.Davies.

22 letters (1928v 1931) to this previously unknown correspondent of M.Tsvetaeva show how hard her life was after she moved to Paris and trace her relations with B.Pasternak, D.Svyatopolk-Mirsky, K.Chukovsky and other literary figures. The commentary provides information on the events and people mentioned in the letters. 67 pp.

 

FROM THE ARCHIVES OF V.V.NABOKOV. Edited by V.Alloy.

Five letters from V.V.Nabokov to V.V.Rudnev and I.I.Fondaminsky deal with the publication of his novel L The Gift in L Sovremennye Zapiski and the controversy caused by the journal's refusal to print the chapter L Life of Chernyshevsky . The letters shed additional light on the editorial practices and internal policies of the e migre press. The commentary reconstructs the historical context of the events described. 8 pp.

 

NEW MATERIAL ON THE BUNINS. Edited by N.Vinokur.

26 letters from I.A. and V.N.Bunin to M.O. and M.S.Tsetlin, written in 1940v 1947, reflect the writer's difficult life during and after the War and his relations with Aldanov, Zurov, Kuznetsova, Teffi and other e migre literary figures. The commentary traces the history of Bunin-s friendship with the Tsetlins and provides information about the people mentioned. 47 pp.

 

 

LITERATURE AND POWER

 

N.N.Punin. A REVOLUTION WITHOUT LITERATURE.

This article by a major Russian art historian, N.N.Punin, is his reply to L.Trotsky's article L Literature Beyond the October Revolution , which appeared in L Pravda immediately after the publication of the decree on the deportation of a group of philosophers, writers and scholars, opponents of the regime. Trotsky's article is also cited in the publication. 19 pp.

 

P.Nerler. L WE WERE DRIVEN LIKE A HERD... . A chronicle of the last year of life of O.E.Mandel-stam.

Using published and archival sources, and also the oral evidence of eye-witnesses the author reconstructs the events of the last year of the poet's life v from his return from exile in Voronezh to his death in a Far Eastern transit camp.

37 pp.

 

ON THE MEMOIRS OF ILYA ERENBURG. Edited by E.Be rard.

Letters and documents connected with the publication of Erenburg's memoirs L People, Years, Life in L Novyi Mir and the controversy the book aroused. The commentary reconstructs the atmosphere of the short-lived Khrushchev's L thaw and the subsequent attack on the intelligentsia at the L meetings with the party and governement leaders in 1962v 1963. 23 pp.

 

FROM THE HISTORY OF THE SPIRITUAL

MOVEMENTS IN RUSSIA

 

ANDREY BELY AND ANTHROPOSOPHY. Edited by J.Malmstad.

The second part of A.Bely's L intimate autobiography covering the period from 1914 through 1915 describes the poet-s inner turmoil and the beginning of his break with R.Steiner's Anthroposophical Society. 63 pp.

 

 

 

Vol. 9

 

 

MEMOIRS

 

N.Yu. Fioletova. THE HISTORY OF A LIFE. Prefaced by V.Keidan.

N.N.Fioletova (1891v 1943) was an active participant in the Russian religiuos revival of the L younger generation , a member of the Religious-Philosophical Society, the youngest delegate to the 1917 Church Council (Pomestnyi Sobor), a specialist in canon law. Like P.A.Florensky, A.A.Meier, S.I.Fudel' and others, Fioletov remained in Russia after the Revolution and he went through all kind of persecution which befell the Orthodox Church in the postrevolutionary period. His widow-s memoirs cover the period from 1915 (their first meeting in the M.K.Morozova's mansion in Moscow) to 8 March 1943, the date of Fioletov-s death in one of the Mariinsk camps. 7+93 pp.

 

NOTES BY T.A.ARTSYBUSHEVA.

The daughter of A.A.Khvostov (the Russian Minister of Justice in 1915v 1916) describes the troubled times of the Orthodox Church after the Revolurion. Artsybusheva belonged to the Tikhonite secret church, which rejected the choice made by the head of the Church, Metropolitan Sergii (Stragorodsky). In 1925 Artsybusheva took the veil secretly in Danilov Monastery and adopted the name of Taisya. Her memoirs narrate her spiritual life and quest, the fate of the Sarov Pustyn' and Diveevo monastery, where Artsybusheva's family lived after the Revolution until they were exiled to Murom, and the church life at that time. 42 pp.

FROM THE HERITAGE OF RUSSIAN PHILOSOPHY

 

Lev Shestov. A FATAL HERITAGE. Edited by M.van Gubergen

This previously unknown work by one of the most important philosophers of the Russian religious revival discusses the collision of the Helenic and Judaeo-Christian world views and the tragic contradictions of reason and faith, reflected in the writings of Plotinus. 3+78+2 pp.

 

 

FROM THE HISTORY OF CHURCH

 

FROM THE ARCHIVE OF A.G.DOSTOEVSKAYA. Edited by E.Garetto.

The letters from D.S.Merezhkovsky and S.N.Bulgakov to A.G.Dostoevskaya and the latter's correspondence with V.V.Rozanov reflect the cultural atmosphere in the early 20th century, when the intense spiritual quest and the revolutionary fermentation made Dostoevsky-s ideas particularly timely and vital. The commentary contains a wealth of additional material.

5+54 pp.

 

LETTERS BY NIKOLAI BERDYAEV. Edited by V.Alloy.

These five L confessional letters to Z.N.Gippius and D.V.Filosofov provide an unusually vivid insight into Berdyaev's Weltanschauung at a critical point in his life (1906v 1908), before he finally turned to Orthodox Christianity. The preface and commentary recreate the context of relations between Berdyaev and the Merezhkovskys and Filosofov. 3+29 pp.

 

Andrei Bely. SELECTED MEMOIRS OF THE RUSSIAN PHILOSOPHERS. Edited by J.Malmstad.

These unpublished fragments from Bely's memoirs are largely devoted to N.Berdyaev and S.Bulgakov. They also depict the activities of he Moscow Religious-Philosophical Society and portray such individuals as G.Rachinsky, E.Trubetskoy and others. The detailed commentary contains bio-bibliographical data on the persons mentioned in the text. 4+23 pp.

 

S.A.Askol'dov. LETTERS TO A.A.ZOLOTAREV. Edited by A.A.Sergeev and A.I.Dobkin.

These fifteen letters, written by Askol'dov in 1937v 1941, during his exile in Novgorod, expand largely our knowledge of their author by giving an insight into his inner world and outlining his views in the last period of his life. The detailed commentary contains some reference material. There's also a bibliography of Askol'dov's writings. 4+22+3 pp.

A.I.Andreev. FROM THE HISTORY OF THE PETERSBURG BUDDIHST TEMPLE.

Using archival documents, the author traces the history of the construction of the Buddist temple in the Russian capital, the growth of the Buddist community, its links with Tibet, and the fate of the community and temple after the October Revolution. 26 pp.

 

FROM THE HISTORY OF THE SPIRITUAL

MOVEMENTS IN RUSSIA

 

ANDREI BELY AND ANTHROPOSOPHY. Edited by J.Malmstad.

This is a concluding part of A.Bely's L intimate autobiography with a variety of supplementary material, which reflects his early enthusiasm for theosophy, work for the Anthroposophical Society after the Revolution, occult experiences, relations with R.Steiner and Russian anthroposophists etc. The detailed commentary contains informations about the events and persons mentioned. 80 p.

 

 

 

Vol.10

 

 

MEMOIRS

 

Yu.V.Lomonosoff. IN THE PTOPLE'S COMMISSARIAT OF TRANSPORT. November 1919 v January 1920. (An extract from the memoirs and unpublished correspondence of Lenin). Edited by H.A.Aplin.

The author was a prominent railway engineer who held important posts in the administration before 1917, under the Provisional Governement and later under the Bolsheviks. In 1927 he chose not to return to Russia from abroad. The memoirs depict the situation in Russia (mainly in the spheres of Sovnarkom, Supreme Council of Economy and Commissariat of Transport) in the period of total economic dislocation and Civil war, with an emphasis on the policy of Soviet top bureaucracy. The detailed commentary reconstructs the context of the epoch. 8+40+9 pp.

 

I.M.Gronsky. A TALK ON GORKY. Edited by M.Niqueux.

In his memoirs a high-ranking party functionary (the former editor-in-chief of L Izvestia and L Novy Mir ) speaks of Gorky, his environment and relations with the writers and politicians. 2+11+12 pp.

K.Zelinsky. AN EVENING AT GORKY'S PLACE (26th october 1932). Edited by E.Pritsker.

One of the leading Soviet critics recalls a meeting of the members of the governement and Politburo (Stalin, Molotov, Voroshilov and others) with the Soviet men of letters on the eve of the creation of the Writers' Union. 4+22+4 pp.

 

FROM THE HISTORY OF LITERARY LIFE

 

SELECTED LETTERS FROM THE CORRESPONDENCE OF V.I.IVANOV WITH A.D.SKALDIN. Edited by M.Wachtel.

These letters of Ivanov reveal his views on literature and anthroposophy. They also shed light on the poet's biography and the history of publication of his poetry. The preface and commentary provide a welth of additional information. 7+14 pp.

 

LETTERS FROM THE CORRESPONDENCE OF Y.K.OLESHA WITH V.E.MEYERKHOLD AND Z.RAIKH. Edited by E.Garetto and I.Ozernaya.

The letters tell the story of Y.Olesha's acquaintance, friendship and rupture with V.Meyerkhold, including also an account of Mayakovsky-s suicide and references to many Soviet writers. 2+14 pp.

 

V.Nechaev. THE MUSE OF 41 .

This life-story of an active participant of the Futurist movement in Petersburg, Moscow and Georgia S.G.Melnikova is based on the archival documents and includes memoirs, correspondence, and other materials. 18 pp.

 

M.Agursky. GORKY AND JEWISH WRITERS.

The publication brings to light some of the unknown letters from K.Byalik and A.Vysotsky to M.Gorky. The author analyses Gorky's attitude to Jewish literature, Zionism and the Jewish section of the Communist Party in 1920sv 1930s. 30 pp.

 

AUTOBIOGRAPHIC PROSE OF M.S.ALTMAN. Edited by V.D. and K.L.-D.

An autobiography of a well-known Soviet literary critic including his recollections of childhood, of the period of Revolution and his meetings with V.Khlebnikov, V.Ivanov and other writers. 2+27+8 pp.

 

 

FROM THE HISTORY OF THEATRE

 

V.Dybovski. IN THE FETTERS OF THE L SUGGESTED CIRCUMSTANCES . Prefaced by A.Smeliansky.

Unknown letters of K.S.Stanislavsky, E.Hapgood, L.Gurevich and others recreate the history of the translation and publication in the West of Stanislavsky-s magnum opus and shed some new light on the life and artistic heritage of the creator of the Moscow Art Theatre. 2+85 pp.

 

V.A.Griner. MY RECOLLECTIONS OF S.M.VOLKONSKY. Edited by Viach. Nechaev.

The memoirs cover the period from 1913 to Volkonsky's emigration and tell of the attempts to introduce Jaques Dalcroze-s rhythmic system to Russia. Some of Volkonsky's letters are also published here. The commentary provides additional data on the author and the events and persons mentioned.

2+7+3 pp.

 

 

MATERIALS ON THE HISTORY OF CINEMA

 

N.Anoshchenko. EXCERPTS FROM THE MEMOIRS. Edited by R.Yangirov.

The author was one of the first Soviet camera-men and aviators, later v a lecturer at the State Institute of Cinematography in Moscow. His memoirs cover the period from the beginning of the 20th century through the early 20s and narrate the first steps of the cinema, the activities of Russian film producers as well as the beginning of aviation. The detailed commentary reconstructs the context of the epoch. 2+40+9 pp.

 

Alexandre Digmelov. FIFTY YEARS AGO. Edited by G.Tushmalishvili, Yu.Tsivian, R.Yangirov.

One of the pioneers of Soviet cinema recalls the birth of the Georgian cinema and the early success of the new art.

2+13+7 pp.

 

THE HISTORY OF PUBLICATION OF A BOOK. (Correspondence of A.Khanzhonkov and V.E.Vishnevsky). Edited by V.Mylnikova.

These 25 letters relate the history of publication of the memoirs of the famous Russian film producer. They contain a wealth of information on the history of the Russian cinema and shed light on the relations of the correspondents. The preface and commentary provide data on the Russian cinematography in that period. 8+42 pp.

 

V.Stepanov. CINEMA IN KINESHMA. (Short historical survey). Edited by V.Ivanova.

Notes of a provincial cinema operator. 2+17+3 pp.

Vol.11

 

 

MEMOIRS

 

A.A.Kornilov. MEMOIRS. Edited by M.Sorokina.

A fragment from the extensive memoirs of the famous Russian historian and public figure, one of the founders of the Party of Constitutional Democrats and secretary of its Central Committee. It covers the period from 1894 to 1902, when Kornilov served as an officer in charge of peasants' affairs in the Irkutsk administration. The preface traces the writer-s biography, and the extensive commentary provides a detailed references to the events and people mentioned. 6+80+24 pp.

 

B.N.Lossky. OUR FAMILY DURING THE YEARS OF CATASTROPHE, 1914v 1922.

The son of N.O.Lossky, a major art historian, recalls the life of the Stoyunin-Lossky family in St.Petersburg, their friends and realities of Petersburg life during the First World War. The first pat of his narrative ends in 1917, while the next one take the story further, until the deportation of the family from Soviet Russia. 80 pp.

 

V.A.Reshshikova. THE EXPULSION FROM SOVIET RUSSIA.

The daughter of the well-known agriculturist and active member of the Famine Relief Organisation (Pomgol), A.I.Ugrimov, recounts the events of the summer and autumn of 1922: the arrest of her father, the subsequent deportation of her family from Russia on the so-called L philosophers' steamship , and the arrival of the famous Russian scientists and philosophers in Germany. 10 pp.

 

FROM THE HERITAGE OF RUSSIAN PHILOSOPHY

 

L.P.Karsavin. ASCETISM AND HIERARCHY.

An unknown essay by one of the prominent Russian philosophers. The author examines two tendencies in the ecclesiastical life, their meaning and antagonism in the historical life of Christianity. 21 pp.

 

M.O.Gershenzon. THE CRISIS OF THE MODERN CULTURE.

The literary historian, philosopher and cultural theorist describes the tragic state of human consciousness arising from its rejection of the spirit for the sake of the benefits of material production and technological progress. 17 pp.

MATERIALS TOWARDS THE HISTORY OF PUBLICATION OF THE L VEKHI . Edited by V.Proskurina and V.Alloy.

Letters from S.Frank, S.Bulgakov, P.Struve, A.Isgoev and N.Berdyaev to the editor of L Vekhi , M.Gershenzon, shed light on the process of creation of one of the most remarkable books at the beginning of the 20th century. 3+30+10 pp.

 

S.A.Askol'dov. LETTERS TO THE FAMILY (1927v 1941). Edited by A.Sergeev.

Askol'dov's letters to his sister and son from exile, in which he spent more than fifteen years of his life, contain his reflections on justice, duty and the role of intelligentsia, thus summing up his philosophical quest. 5+35 pp.

 

 

FROM THE HISTORY OF LITERARY LIFE

 

LETTERS FROM M.I.TSVETAEVA TO P.I.YURKEVICH. Edited by E.I.Lubyannikova and L.A.Mnuhin.

Four letters from the poet to a hitherto unknown correspondent v a friend of her youth. The appendix includes a previously unpublished rhyme of Tsvetaeva dedicated to Yurkevich.
2+10+13+1 p.

 

A.I.Tarasov-Rodionov. MY LAST MEETING WITH ESENIN. Edited by S.V.Shumikhin.

The writer describes Esenin's visit to the State Publishing House (Gosizdat) prior to his final departure to Leningrad, their conversation in a restaurant, and cites Esenin's opinion of various literary and political figures. The preface and commentary provide additional data on the events and persons mentioned. The Appendix includes an autobiography of Tarasov-Rodionov. 3+12+4+3 pp.

 

LIFE'S PURPOSE IS TO THINK AND SUFFER. Edited by L.I.Volodarskaya.

Letters from the well-known translator, I.B.Mandelstam, to B.M.Eichenbaum. There is also a biographical sketch of Mandelstam, written by N.N.Kanegisser. The commentary contains a wealth of references material. 2+12+19 pp.

 

 

DIARIES, NOTEBOOKS, MARGINALIA

 

THE DIARY NOTES OF DANIEL KHARMS. Edited by A.Ustinov and A.Kobrinsky.

Kharms's notes cover the period from 1924 to 1941. The preface considers the importance of the writer's diaries, notebooks and autobiographical prose in his creative work. The extensive commentary provides abundant information on many of the forgotten figures of the cultural life in Leningrad.

12+82+75 pp.

 

 

 

Vol.12

 

 

MEMOIRS

 

V.V.Vyrubov. RECOLLECTIONS OF THE KORNILOV AFFAIR. Edited by N.V.Vyrubov.

A well-known Zemstvo figure, Vyrubov, who served under the Provisional Governement as a Fellow-Minister of the Interior, and later as an aid for the civil affairs to the Commander-in- Chief, recounts the details of the Kornilov L mutiny , in whose suppression he played an active part. 1+20 pp.

 

B.N.Lossky. OUR FAMILY DURING THE HARD TIMES, 1914v 1922.

This is the continuation of B.Lossky's memoirs, covering the period from the first months of the Bolshevik regime to the expulsion of the Lossky family from Soviet Russia, their sejourn in Germany and movement to Prague. 122+8 pp.

 

M.M.Mogilyansky. THE L BRODYACHAYA SOBAKA (L STRAY DOG ) CABARET. Edited by A.Sergeev.

A pamphleteer and public figure at the beginning of the century recalls the famous artistic cabaret in St.Petersburg, its owner and his friend B.Pronin, the atmosphere of the place and its visitors. The preface and commentary trace the life of Mogilyansky and provide an extensive reference material.

3+14+4 pp.

Nadezhda Volpin. THE PRODIGAL SON. 1923v 1925. Memoirs of Sergei Esenin. Edited and prefaced by G.MacVay.

The author describes his relationship with the poet after Esenin's return from abroad in 1923, the people surrounding the poet in Moscow and Esenin's last years. 1+24+2 pp.

 

 

FROM THE HISTORY OF CHURCH

 

L.P.Karsavin. THE CHURCH AND ITS SECTS.

An unpublished essay by one of Russia's most prominent religious thinkers and Church historians. 19 pp.

 

THE CHURCH AND REVOLUTION. Documents from the archives of the Council of the Russian Orthodox Church, 1917v 1918. Edited by C.Evtukhova.

The Resolutions of the Council (Pomestny Sobor) reflect the immediate reaction of the Orthodox Church to the first decrees of the Bolshevik regime. The preface reconstructs the context of these events, explaining the sharp stance adopted by the Council vis-a-vis Bolsheviks. 3+7+1 pp.

 

UNDER PENALTY OF DEATH. Edited by M.V.Shkarovsky.

Declassified protocol of the meeting of the religions cults' inspectors in Leningrad in March 1933. The preface delineates the position of the Church in the most dramatic periods of its history under the Soviet rule. 6+3 pp.

 

V.N.Lossky. A MEETING WITH THE RUSSIAN PEOPLE. Edited by B.N.Lossky.

The great theologian, son of N.O.Lossky, describes his visit to the URSS as a member of a Christian delegation, invited by the Moscow Patriarchate, and recounts his impressions after 34 years of exile. 1+4 pp.

 

FROM THE HISTORY OF ARTISTIC LIFE

 

L THE RUSSIAN FAUST BY VYACHESLAV IVANOV. Edited by M.Wachtel.

An early unpublished text by V.Ivanov, written in 1887 in Germany, when the poet was a student at Berlin University. The preface and commentary dwell on the creation of the poem and contain reference data. 3+5+1 pp.

 

LETTERS FROM Z.N.GIPPIUS TO A.L.VOLYNSKY. Edited by A.L.Evstigneeva and N.K.Pushkareva.

99 letters chronicle the long-time relationship of the correspondents: their early contacts, the creative and personal intimacy and the final rupture. The preface and commentary provide data on the events and persons mentioned. 4+61+4 pp.

 

FROM THE SOVIET L SECRET ARCHIVES. Edited by J.Malmstad.

Documents relating to various episodes in the socio-cultural life of Russia and Russian Emigration (including letters of Khodasevich, Bunin and Bely's L statements , addressed to the OGPU), which, until recently, had been preserved in the top-secret Soviet archives. The author shows the absurdity of this type of document L preservation , which only reduces our knowledge of Russia's history. 2+18 pp.

 

I.V.Stalin. A REPLY TO THE COMMUNIST-WRITERS FROM THE RAPP (28.02.1929). Material towards the history of dissolution of the RAPP. Edited by M.Niqueux.

Using the polemics of the playwright Bill-Belotserkovsky with the journal L Na literaturnom postu (L The Literary Sentinel ) and Stalin's reaction to it, the author examines the relationship between the authorities and the writers' organizations, the party policy in the cultural sphere during the years of the Great Change. 10+4+1 pp.

 

Vyacheslav Nechaiev. MEETING WITH KRUCHENYKH...

The recalls his meeting with one of the last Russian futurists in the 1960s. 10 pp.

 

R.Yangirov. THE LEADER'S FIRST CINE-BIOGRAPHER.

Against the background of extensive archival material the author examines the history of the All-Russian Photo-Cinematographic Department and the emergence of the system of Party control and management of the Soviet cinematography in the 1920s. 34 pp.

 

DIARIES, NOTEBOOKS, MARGINALIA

 

Mikhail Kuzmin. THE DIARY FOR THE YEAR 1921. Edited by N.A.Bogomolov and S.V.Shumikhin.

A fragment from Kuzmin's voluminous diary, which the poet made entries almost every day between 1905 and 1931, describes the critical year in the life of the poet and the entire Russian culture: the death of Blok, the assasination of Gumilev, the Kronstadt uprising, the famine, the beginning of the NEP. The preface examines the role of the diary in the context of Kuzmin's creative evolution. The commentary contains abundant additional information on the events and people mentioned. 12+41+18 pp.

 

 

Vol.13

 

MEMOIRS

 

B.A.Sadovskoi. L VESY (L THE SCALES ). (Recollections of a contributor of the journal). Edited by R.L.Stcherbakov.

A well-known poet, literary critic, and an active participant in the Symbolist movement at the turn of the century recollects his work for the Scales journal, published by Briusov: life of the editors and literary men who groupped round the journal, relations of the symbolists with other literary schools; he also portrays very lively the most outstanding figures of the Russian L Silver Age . The detailed commentary provides additional information on the people and events mentioned.

9+22+25 pp.

 

P.N.Zaitsev. L MOSKOVSKY PONEDEL'NIK (L MOSCOW'S MONDAY ), THE FIRST LITERARY WEEKLY IN MOSCOW. Edited by V.P.Abramov.

A poet and critic, being a long time editor of the biggest publishing houses and organizer of many literary societies, gives an account of a short-term existence of the first predecessor of the L Literaturka (Literary weekly) and narrates the literary life in the post-revolutionary Moscow. 4+13 pp.

 

 

FROM THE HISTORY OF EMIGRATION

 

CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN AMFITEATROV AND SAVINKOV, 1923v 1924. Edited by E.Garetto, A.I.Dobkin, D.I.Zubarev.

An epistolary dialogue between two well-known literary men and public figures, who were forced into emigration, touches upon a variety of issues, widely discussed in the Russian emigre circles of those days v from the possibility of forcible change of the Bolshevik regime and evaluation of the results of the Civil war to the discussion of the moral atmosphere in the literary, public and political circles of the Russian diaspora. The essay offers a series of portraits and character sketches of the leading figures of the emigration. A broad commentary reconstructs the historical realities and provides a lot of additional information about the persons and events mentioned.
7+79 pp.

 

FROM THE HISTORY OF LITERARY LIFE

 

Boris Pasternak. LETTERS TO KONSTANTIN LOKS. Edited by E.B. and E.V.Pasternak.

Twelve letters of Pasternak, from the period of 1910s, the time of his most intimate relations with the literary critic and historian, K.Loks. They describe Pasternak's journey to Marburg, the creation of the L Centrifuge , the literary life of the epoch. The letters are supplemented with the preface by the editors and the information included in the notes. 10+21 pp.

LETTERS FROM ANDREY BELY TO N.I.PETROVSKAYA. Edited by A.V.Lavrov.

Five letters of the poet A.Bely belong to the period of his romantic relations with the addressee (1903v 1904). The preface and commentary focus on the clash between the symbolist notions and reality in the poet's soul, and they also chronicle his relations with Petrovskaya. 4+13 pp.

 

A.BELY AND P.N.ZAITSEV: CORRESPONDENCE. Edited by J.Malmstad.

Correspondence between Bely and Zaitsev, which started in 1918 and lasted until Bely's death, was very extensive. All through the years after his return from emigration Zaitsev was for Bely a literary agent, a co-participant in the anthroposophic movement, a close friend and L guardian angel , protecting him from the weird realities of the Soviet mode of life, to which the writer never managed to adapt himself. The detailed commentary focuses on Zaitsev's biography and provides additional information on the creative activity and life of A.Bely. 17+62 pp.

 

K.D.BALMONT'S AMERICAN LETTERS. Edited by J.Sheron.

Letters from the last period of the poet's life are addressed to Lidia Noble and her mother, the Americans who were taking great interest in Balmont. 3+20 pp.

 

LETTERS FROM A.E.ADALIS TO M.M.SHKAPSKAYA. Edited by A.L.Evstigneeva and N.K.Pushkariova.

Covering the period 1930v 1931, the letters bear witness to the common tragic fate of many talented poets who started their literary career right after the revolution and who were gradually turned into normal L Soviet literati by the regime, ideology and mode of life. The preface sketches the life of the both poetesses, and the commentary provides much information on the events and persons mentioned. 11+25 pp.

 

 

DIARIES, NOTEBOOKS, MARGINALIA

 

A.I.Onoshkovitch-Aytsyna. THE DIARY: 1919v 1927. Edited by N.K.Teletova.

The author of the diary is a young poetess, one of the participants in the Poets' Workshop (L Tsekh Poetov ), who began her literary career in the last period of the association's existence (1920). Her notes revitalize the literary atmosphere of Petrograd in the 1920s: the DISK (House of Arts), the Poets' Workshop, literary schools, life of the hungry war years, the relationship of the young writers with their elderly and eminent collegues... The preface sketches the life of A.I.Onoshkovich and her friends. 6+86+10 pp.

 

Mikhail Kuzmin. THE DIARY OF THE YEAR 1921. Edited by N.Bogomolov and S.Shumikhin.

This is the second part of the diary, covering the period from June to December 1921, with all the major tragic events within that period. 54+15 pp.

 

 

 

Vol.14

 

MEMOIRS

 

S.N.Stavrovsky. THE DARK YEARS, OR L BESTIA TRIUMPHALIS (1917v 1922). Edited by V.O.Sedelnikov.

This is an example of a family chronicle in which a grammar school teacher recorded the revolution in Moscow, developments at the front in 1917 and the Civil War in the Ukraine. He also described the ordinary life and sentiments of the provincial intelligentsia, as well as his own participation in the combat on the side of the L Whites . The annotations include biographic references to the Velichkin, Petrovo-Solovovo, Smidovich, Stratovsky families and others. 3+80+9 pp.

 

M.S.Nemtsov. REMINISCENCES AND REFLECTIONS (MEMOIRS OF A CHEMIST).

A well-known Russian physical chemist and technologist recalls the academic atmosphere in 1920v 1930s, his arrest in 1941 and L sharashka prison work together with other distinguished scientists. 1+42 pp.

 

FROM THE HISTORY OF PUBLIC MOVEMENTS

 

THE RIGHT IN 1915 v FEBRUARY 1917 (According to the correspondence censored by the Department of Police). Edited by Yu.I.Kiryanov.

The epistolary legacy of Russian nationalists on the eve of collapse of Monarchy covers a wide range of tactical and theoretical issues, such as the crisis of the movement, struggle with the liberals and revolutionaries, the war prospects, the predominant influence of Jews and Germans, searches for spies and traitors, methods of neutralizing the Duma and the State Council, as well as the military and industrial committees, ways to resolve social contradictions, the financing of political activity, relations with the government and local administration, etc. The annotations contain detailed characteristics of the participants in the extreme right wing movement.

13+68 pp.

 

E.Berar. WHY THE BOLSHEVIKS ABANDONED RETROGRAD?

The French researcher attempts to look into the motives which prompted the Bolsheviks to change the capital of Russia in 1918 and evaluates the impact on the popular conscience achieved by this move. The essay is based on a fresh interpretation of published documents, as well as on some new materials. 27 pp.

 

RUSSIA AND UKRAINE. From the diaries of N.M.Mogilyansky and letters addressed to him by P.P.Skoropadsky (1919v 1926). Edited by A.A.Sergeyev.

The publication concentrates on the resolution of Russo-Ukrainian contradictions and the principles of the formation of a national state. The popular concept of Soviet historiography regarding the L theatrical nature of hetmanship is also revised here. 4+16+2 pp.

 

L THREE WEEKS OF SHEER NIGHTMARE... Letters by S.Reilly. Edited by D.I.Zubarev.

The author is a well-known British secret agent. Finding himself abandoned and without funds, he reacted bitterly to the news that his friend B.V.Savinkov had gone over to the Bolsheviks. The annotations include documented references to the individuals and events mentioned. 3+33 pp.

 

FROM THE HISTORY OF PROPAGANDA

 

THE VOKS (THE ALL-SOVIET SOCIETY FOR CULTURAL LIAISON WITH FOREIGN COUNTRIES) IN 1930sv 1940s. Edited by A.V.Golubev and V.A.Nevejhin.

The documents discussed reveal the mechanism by wich the Bolsheviks conducted political propaganda abroad under the cover of cultural liaison. Special attention is paid to the Soviet policy of recruiting collaborators abroad. The annotations include material on Soviet ideological officers and their foreign L subordinates . 7+46 pp.

 

FROM THE HISTORY OF LITERARY LIFE

 

FROM THE CORRESPONDENCE OF N.I.PETROVSKAYA. Edited by R.L.Stcherbakov and E.A.Muravyova.

Seven letters to V.F.Khodasevich (1906v 1907), his one reply (1911) and a letter from the dying Petrovskaya to E.V.Gallop contain valuable information on the nature of relations among the symbolists. The annotations contain detailed references to the events and the people mentioned. 2+28 pp.

 

LETTERS FROM N.A.BERDYAEV TO E.F.GOLLERBACH. Prefaced and edited by A.B.Blumbaum and G.A.Morev. Annotations by G.A.Morev.

The correspondence, covering the period of 1915v 1919, focuses on the L military articles by the author and his book L The Meaning of Creation , as well as the autobiographical subjects which would later form the basis of his work L Self-Knowledge . The annotations, together with references to persons named, historical and other facts, provide some additional information on the correspondents' relations with nationalist circles. 4+13 pp.

 

LETTERS FROM V.F.KHODASEVICH TO V.G.LIDIN (1917v 1924). Edited by I.Andreyeva.

The correspondence sheds light on many details of the literary life, discusses the circumstances of the collapse of the publishing business in the young Soviet Russia, and provides additional information on the motives for the author's emigration. 2+23 pp.

 

A.BELY AND P.N.ZAITSEV: CORRESPONDENCE. Edited by J.Malmstad.

The second part of the vast correspondence which began in 1918 and continued until the death of Bely. After the poet's return from emigration Zaitsev was his literary agent, a companion in the anthroposophic movement, and a close friend. Detailed annotations provide a wealth of information on the creative work and life of Bely. 60 pp.

 

 

 

Vol.15

 

MEMOIRS

 

Konstantin Loks. A CHRONICLE OF ONE DECADE (1907v 1917). Edited by E.V.Pasternak and K.M.Polivanov.

The cultural life of pre-revolutionary Moscow is seen through the eyes of a subtle philologist, theorist and literary critic. Along with the lively and unusual portraits of Bryusov, Pasternak, Khodasevich, Bely, Blok, Vyach. Ivanov and others, the author recreates the L air of the time , with its philosophical quest, the life of elite clubs and private circles, art disputes, and publishing industry. The detailed commentary contains bibliographical references and supplementary information about the people and places mentioned. 10+133+13 pp.

 

 

FROM THE HISTORY OF LITERARY LIFE

 

L YOU ARE AN OLD AND TRUE FRIEND... (Letters from I.A.Bunin to A.V.Tyrkova-Williams). Edited by R.Yangirov.

Twenty seven letters (1920v 1925) of Bunin to one of the major figures of the Russian liberal movement, who after the Revolution devoted herself to charitable work for her fellow emigres. The letters describe the intrigues around the nomination of a Russian emigre candidate for the Nobel Prize in literature, the difficult path of the emigrant culture, the writers' humiliating existence in emigration. The preface offers a description of Tyrkova's archives, while the commentary gives detailed information about the people and events mentioned in the text.
8+21 pp.

 

L AN INESTIMABLE GIFT : The correspondence between the Pasternak and Lomonosov Families (1925v 1975). Edited by Ch.Barnes and R.Davies. Text editors: P.Butcher, R.Davies and L.Shorroks.

The major part of voluminous correspondence between Pasternak and R.N.Lomonosova, the wife of a railway engeneer, who lived in the West and did much to acquaint the West with the Soviet literature. The letters contain new facts about Pasternak's life, his relations with Mayakovsky, Aseev, his view of his own place in the world culture and Soviet life. The commentary provides additional information about the persons and works mentioned. 10+45 pp.

 

RUDIN FROM THE BRYUSOV INSTITUTE (Letters from G.A.Shengeli to M.M.Shkapskaya. 1923v 1932). Edited by S.Shumikhin.

Fifteen letters of Shengeli, a poet, translator and specialist in metrics abound in fascinating details about the literary life in Moscow and his own reflections about people. The commentary and appendix (a letter to L.Beria) contain additional information about the events and persons mentioned. 3+32 pp.

 

A.Bely and P.N.Zaitsev: CORRESPONDENCE. Edited by J.Malmstad.

The final part of a huge correspondence which began in 1918 and lasted until Bely's death in 1934. The appendices contain Bely's letters to Soviet publishers and fellow writers, his autobiography, as well as M.A.Voloshin's letters to Zaitsev. The extensive commentary clarifies many aspects of Bely's life and art. 86 pp.

 

FROM THE HISTORY OF CHURCH

 

LETTERS FROM M.A.NOVOSELOV TO L.N.TOLSTOY. Edited by E.S.Polishchuk.

Seventeen letters of M.Novoselov, a well-known Christian activist and publisher. At the time of writing he was a disciple of Tolstoy. The letters focus on the emergence of Tolstoyism and its place in the Russian history. The preface and commentary contain a biography of Novoselov and detailed references to the events and persons mentioned. 11+42 pp.

 

V.Antonov. ORTHODOX PARISH BROTHERHOODS IN PETROGRAD (1920s).

This detailed analysis of the origination, ideology, composition, activities and liquidation of post-revolutionary parish communities is based on materials from the former Ministry of Security of the Russian Federation. The appendix includes tentative regulations of of one such brotherhood. 23 pp.

 

THE IOSIPHLITE MOVEMENT AND OPPOSITION IN THE USSR (1927v 1943). Edited by M.V.Shkarovsky.

A selection of materials dealing with one of the most serious and tragic attempts to defend the last remaining vestiges of the Church's independence from the Soviet state. 10+9 pp.

 

Archimandrite Varlaam (Satserdotsky). LETTERS FROM EXILE TO SPIRITUAL CHILDREN. Edited by A.Vorontsov.

The author was one of the leaders of the Aleksandre-Nevsky Brotherhood in Leningrad and preceptor in some secret monastic communities. He was arrested in 1924 and perished in the labour camp. The letters are his instructions to those at large, and were written in the detention house and later in the Solovki and the White Sea Canal camps. 3+50 pp.

 

 

DIARIES, NOTEBOOKS, MARGINALIA

 

Archpriest Nikolai Chukov. ONE YEAR OF MY LIFE. Fragments from his Diary. Edited by V.Antonov.

This is a chronicle of the ecclesiastical life in Petrograd in 1924. The fact that the author was very close to the Church's high policy-makers, and his participation in the reform movement make his diary an important source for the study of the history of the Russian Orthodox Church at its most crutial period. 7+73+20 pp.

 

 

 

Vol.16

 

MEMOIRS

 

Boris Lossky. IN THE RUSSIAN PRAGUE, 1922v 1927.

A well-known art critic, the son of the philosopher N.O.Lossky, recalls his time spent in emigration in Prague. His account provides information on the composition and day-to-day life of the Russian colony, the relations of the e migre s with the Czech authorities and local population as well as their ecclesiastic and cultural activities. Among the persons mentioned are S.N.Bulgakov, I.I.Lapshin, P.N.Novgorodtsev, M.N.Stoyunin, A.V. and G.V.Florovsky, M.N.Tsvetaeva and others. 73 pp.

 

Sergei Radlov. REMINISCENCES ABOUT THE PEOPLE COMEDY THEATRE. Edited by P.V.Dmitriev.

The author narrates his theatrical experiments in the early post-revolutionary years such as his attempts to combine the elements of circus, variety, pantomime and drama, as well as the staging of the classical European drama and the first Soviet plays. 1+10+11 pp.

 

Viacheslav Nechaev. THE UNWRITTEN MEMOIRS.

The publication begins with a series of transcripts of the author-s conversations with a prominent literary administrator of the 1920sv 1930s I.M.Gronsky, who recalls his meetings with M.Gorky, J.Stalin, D.Bedny, as well as his participation in setting up the Writers- Union and formulating the key term v L socialist realism . The second half of the memoirs deals with a little known episode from the literary controversy of the 1920s v the circumstances which led to the creation of the literary circle L Kuznitsa (L The Smithery ). It also discusses relations among the L proletarian writers . 10 pp.

 

 

FROM THE HISTORY OF LITERARY LIFE

 

G.A.Morev. FROM THE HISTORY OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE OF THE 1910s: Apropos of the biography of Kannegiser.

The reminiscences of the actress and painter O.N.Arbenina-Gildebrand about the poet and terrorist Kannegiser bring to light the many names of her contemporaries belonging to the younger generation of the Silver Age. The preface and commentary contain abundant material on Kannegiser's family and friends. There is also a discussion of the ideological and esthetical orientation of his circle. 9+8+19 pp.

 

L AN INESTIMABLE GIFT : The correspondence between the Pasternak and Lomonosov families. Edited by Ch.Barnes and R.Davies. Text editors: P.Butcher, R.Davies and L.Shorroks.

This continues the publication of correspondence between the poet B.L.Pasternak and R.N.Lomonosova, the wife of a well-known railway expert who resided in England. She is known to have introduced the Soviet literature to the Western reader. Pasternak's family drama is shown against the background of conflicting circumstances of his life and creative work. There is also some new material on the poet-s vision of his epoch. The commentary gives more details about the persons mentioned. 59 pp.

 

L IN THE FOURTH DIMENSION OF SPACE... : Letters from N.A.Berdiaev to Princess I.P.Romanova, 1931v 1947. Edited by V.Alloy and A.Dobkin.

The letters were addressed to the granddaughter of the Emperor Alexandre II, being a translator (into French) of Berdiaev's books and essays, and his friend. One will find in these some valuable material for the study of the mature period of the philosopher's work. The historical context of this correspondence v the orgy of Nazism in Germany, the Stalinist regime in the Soviet Union, the terror in the two countries and the world war tragedy v served Berdiaev as a material for a methaphisical reassessment of the world. The commentary includes references to the individuals and the events mentioned.
2+54 pp.

 

L THERE ONCE WAS A WRITER AGEEV... : A Version of Fate or
The Advantages of the Biographic Naivety. Edited by G.G.Superfin and M.Yu.Sorokina.

The researchers attempt to reconstruct, on the basis of newly discovered evidence, the biography of the author of L A Romance with the Cocain , which abounds in all kinds of adventures. The commentary includes references to the heros of the novel, the writer's contemporaries. 7+10+3 pp.

 

 

MATERIALS TOWARDS THE HISTORY OF CULTURE

 

L OUR TIME HAS RUN OUT... : From the archive of A.A.Kornilov. Prefaced and edited by M.Yu.Sorokina.

Letters to the Russian historian A.A.Kornilov from his friends, co-members of the Party of Constitutional Democrats (A.V.Tyrkova-Williams, G.V.Vernadsky and P.D.Dolgorukov) were sent from different towns in Russia between 1917 and 1920. They reveal their vision of the current developments and shed light on the L daily labours of the intelligentsia of those days. The notes include detailed references to the families of Vernadsky, Dolgorukov, Kornilov, Lappo-Danilevsky, Milukov, Oldenburg, Staritsky, Starynkevich, Shakhovsky and others.
7+34 pp.

 

Rashit Yangirov. A CINEMA EXTRA AS A L REFLECTION OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION .

The article is devoted to the contribution of Russian e migre s to the world cinematography in 1920sv 1930s, the influence of the L Russian theme on the Western cinema esthetics and market, and the fortunes of the Russian extras in Europe and America. The appendix includes an essay by O.Blajhevich L The fleeting dreams speaking of the life of the professional Russion extras. 28 pp.

 

E.F.GOLLERBACH AND I.I.LAZAREVSKY: From their correspondence of the 1930s. Edited by O.S.Ostroy and L.I.Yuniverg.

The correspondence between the two literary men and bibliophiles who were also connaisseurs of the book art contains some of their recollections of the cultural history of the early 20th century, as well as their comments on the current events.
7+41 pp.

 

 

DIARIES, NOTEBOOKS, MARGINALIA

 

Aleksei Remizov. THE DIARIES, 1917v 1921. Edited by A.M.Gracheva and E.D.Reznikov. Preface and commentary by A.M.Gracheva.

The Diaries contain Remizov's comments on the current events, sketch portraits of his contemporaries and record his dreams, providing material for the reconstruction of the author's political views and artistic leanings. Among the persons mentioned are A.A.Blok, M.Gorky, M.M.Prishvin, V.V.Rozanov, B.V.Savinkov, I.S.Sokolov-Mikitov, M.I.Tereshchenko and others. The commentary provides additional information on the subjects mentioned. There is also a name index. 10+99+24+10 pp.

Vol.17

 

MEMOIRS

 

P.P.Skoropadsky. L THE UKRAINE WILL REMAIN!.. Fragments from Skoropadsky's reminiscences. Edited by A.Varlygo.

This is an account by the last Hetman of the Ukraine of the time when he was in power in the country. It reveals the machinery of the Skoropadsky rule and surveys his achivements in foreign policy as well as in the financial and cultural spheres. One will also find here the sharp character sletches of the Hetman's ministers and military figures, his reflections on the national and social problems and the analyses of his own blunders. The notes include brief references to the persons mentioned. 3+89+8 pp.

 

Yadviga Sommer. THE MEMOIRS. Edited by B.Ya.Frezinsky.

A close friend of I.G.Erenburg relates a story of their flight from Kiev to the Crimea in 1919, their life in Coctebel and subsequent meetings in Moscow. An attempt is made by the author to reassess the generally accepted views of Erenburg's political evolution. The commentary provides detailed information on the little known persons from the literary and artistic circles of Kiev as well as the occupants of the Voloshin House in Coctebel in 1919v 1921. 8+38+9 pp.

 

V.E.Ardov. EXCERPTS FROM THE MEMOIRS. Edited by V.F.Teider.

This is the transcript of oral recollections by the well-known satirical writer, V.E.Ardov, originally recorded on tape by a literary critic V.D.Duvakin in 1960sv 1970s. The author describes his meetings with Mayakovsky, Esenin, Meyerhold and others, recalls the literary and theatre life of the 1920s, and relates some funny and ugly tales of L culture and power ...
2+33 pp.

 

FROM THE HISTORY OF LITERARY LIFE

 

A.L.Volynsky. THE RUSSIAN WOMEN. Edited by A.L.Evstigneeva.

A brilliant art critic A.L.Volynsky makes an attempt to substantiate the L scientific classification of Russia's women types in a series of sketches. Among those portrayed are L.Ya.Gurevich, Z.N.Gippius, Lue Salome, Mirra Lokhvitskaya, Ida Rubinstein, Maria Dobrolyubova and others. In the preface and commentary one will find abundant information on the Russian female figures who left their mark in the sphere of culture in the late 19th v early 20th c. 35+32+16 pp.

L THE POET'S HOUSE OF MAXIMILIAN VOLOSHIN. Edited by A.Sergeev and A.Tyurin.

M.A.Voloshin's letters from the last period of his life (1924v 1932), addressed to a number of persons such as A.P.Ostroumova-Lebedeva (painter), S.F.Platonov (historian), E.F.Gollerbach (art critic), I.M.Sarkizov-Serazini (a physician), are filled with his reflections on his creative work and his time, contain lively description of everyday life in Coctebel, as well as character sketches of people from the poet-s entourage. The commentary provides data on the persons mentioned.

1+64 pp.

 

L AN INESTIMABLE GIFT : The correspondence between the Pasternak and Lomonosov families. Edited by Ch.Barnes and R.Davies. Text editors: P.Butcher, R.Davies and L.Shorroks.

This concludes the publication of correspondence between the poet and R.N.Lomonosova, the wife of a prominent rail-road engineer who lived in England and contributed largely to the introduction of Soviet literature to Western public. The letters shed light on Pasternak's family drama, the conflicts in his creation work and life, and provide new material on the poet's attitude to his epoch and contemporaries. The commentary contains additional data on Pasternak's poems and persons mentioned. 51 pp.

 

 

FROM THE HISTORY OF CHURCH

 

Archpriest M.P.Chel'tsov. WHAT MADE THE ORTHODOX CHURCH DECLINE IN 1920v 1930s. Edited by V.Antonov.

The memoirs of an eminent ecclesiastic figure of the 1920s, Archpriest M.P.Chel'tsov, dwell on the hidden aspect of life of the Russian Orthodox Church in its most dramatic period, characterised by the increasing pressure of the authorities on the clerics, tense relations between their hierarchs, and the ideological dissent among the clergy. These features are described in a very lively manner by the author who personally witnessed the events he is recounting. 8+50+5 pp.

 

 

DIARIES, NOTEBOOKS, MARGINALIA

 

NOTEBOOKS OF COLONEL G.A.IVANISHIN. Edited by A.D.Margolis, N.K.Gerasimova, N.S.Tikhonova.

The author is an officer in the Guards who was in charge of the prison in the Peter and Paul Fortress between 1906 and 1917. Among those incarcerated there were socialist revolutionaries, terrorists, sailors who surrendered their ships to the enemy and... the ministers of the tsarist government. One will find in these notebooks the author-s observations on the convicts, excerpts from their letters, vivid portraits of E.K.Breshko-Breshkovskaya and N.V.Tchaikovsky, moving details of the farewell meetings of those condemned to death with their relatives on the eve of the execution, the story of the two revolutions in the Fortress... and of unchanged prison conditions. 3+73+20 pp.

 

 

 

Vol.18

 

 

MEMOIRS

 

G.Miasnikov. PHILOSOPHY OF MURDER, OR HOW AND WHY I KILLED THE GRAND DUKE MIKHAIL ROMANOV. Edited by B.I.Belenkin and V.K.Vinogradov.

This is the confession of a well-known opponent to Bolshevism who assassinated the Grand Duke Mikhail Romanov in Perm' in 1918. The manuscript, obtained from the Archive of the Federal Security Service (the FSB), gives a detailed account of the murder. At the same time it discusses the philosophy of revolutionary violence by referring to the position of Lenin and Sverdlov and attempts to justify it in the context of world culture. In the preface, commentary and appendices one will find a description of the assassination from other sources, references to persons mentioned, documents relating to the author-s biography covering his underground activity in tsarist and Soviet Russia, life in prisons and exile, the flight to the West in 1928, political activity in emigration, the return to his homeland in 1945, arrest and interrogation at the Lubianka prison, and, finally, his execution. (The story is based on the study of OGPU investigation records of 1923v 1928 and 1945).
17+101+13+58 pp.

 

 

FROM THE HISTORY OF POLITICAL MOVEMENTS

 

A LETTER FROM B.V.SAVINKOV TO V.N.FIGNER. Edited by R.A.Gorodnitsky and G.S.Kan.

Written in 1907, when Savinkov was one of the leaders of the Socialist Revolutionary Party and a central figure in terrorist activities, this letter reveals the beginnings of the contradictions that subsequently would lead the author to his break with the majority of democratic circles. 3 pp.

 

R.A.Gorodnitsky. B.V.SAVINKOV AND THE INVESTIGATION COMMITTEE ON THE AZEF AFFAIR.

Using newly discovered archival documents, the author traces the confrontation of the leader of the combat organusation of the Socialist Revolutionary Party with the functionaries of that party v the futile endeavours of Savinkov to vindicate the necessity and organisational principles of terror, largely compromised by Azef's betrayal. 45 pp.

 

B.V.SAVINKOV AND THE COMBAT ORGANISATION OF THE SOCIALIST REVOLUTIONARY PARTY IN 1909v 1911. Edited by K.N.Morozov.

This is a selection of hitherto unpublished documents from the Prague Collection of the State Archive of the Russian Federation (GARF) and the Department of Police Collection which recount the debacle of the SR Party's terrorist activity. The preface contains a discussion of the reasons why terrorism failed in Russia. The commentary contains references to documents on the ideology and practice of Russian terrorism.

19+53 pp.

 

S.V.Yarov. AT THE DAWN OF THE SOVIET INVESTIGATION SYSTEM: IDEOLOGY AND PRACTICE, 1918v 1919.

The evidence of the early L political cases in the Petrograd Province shows the making of the Soviet judical methods and analyses the psychological, legal and ideological aspects of the punitive mechanism of the new regime. 23 pp.

 

L I HAVE ONE WISH ONLY v TO DIE BY HER SIDE... : THE POLOVTSOV MOTHER AND DAUGHTER. Edited by Ya.V.Leontiev.

The letters of the niece of P.A.Kropotkin written in defence of her daughter, who was arrested in connection with the persecution of a religious and philosophical circle, attempt to prove the compatibility of faith in God with loyalty to the Soviet rule. 5+7 pp.

 

FROM THE HISTORY OF CULTURE

 

THE STORY OF FRIENDSHIP WHICH LASTED HALF A CENTURY. Edited by A.Sergeev and A.Tiurin.

The correspondence of V.I. and G.V.Vernadsky with the translator, journalist and public figure A.V.Goldstein covers the period of 1890 to 1937. It describes socio-political and moral conflicts, everyday life of the correspondents, Russian and European developments. The commentary contains references to persons mentioned. 3+70 pp.

 

LETTERS FROM A.A.GVOZDINSKY TO E.L.MILLER (1918v 1921). Edited and prefaced O.R.Demidova.

In his letters Gvozdinsky speaks of his flight from Odessa in 1919, life in Constantinople, the emigrant colony there, his reflections of Russia's fate, an account of local places of interest, as well as his impressions of Rome and Berlin. 2+50 pp.

 

A.V.CHAYANOV'S LETTERS. Prefaced and edited by R.M.Yangirov.

The extensive correspondence of the well-known Russian economist and writer, A.V.Chayanov, includes his letters to A.F.Fortunatov, E.D.Kuskova, S.N.Prokopovich and others, written in 1908v 1928. One of the documents is Chayanov's appeal to Lenin in defence of the credit cooperative organizations in the country. Among the topics discussed by Chayanov are the economic situtation in Russia in 1920s, the role of intellectuals in the revolution, the prospects of science, etc. The commentary includes additional material on the fate of Chayanov and his collegues. 3+49 pp.

 

 

FROM THE INVESTIGATION RECORDS

 

THE FILE ON IGOR TERENTIEV (1931). Edited by S.V.Kudriavtsev. Preface and commentary by N.A.Bogomolov and S.V.Kudriavtsev.

The interrogation protocols and personal statements of the avant garde poet who also worked for various theatres I.Terentiev show the futile attempts of the left intellectuals to make avant garde the official esthetic doctrine of the Bolshevik State. The context combines elaborate ideological constructions with extorted confessions of L counterrevolutionary activity and espionage. The commentary contains detailed information on the persons and places mentioned as well as analyses of sources of the published documents. 9+65 pp.

 

 

 

Vol.19

 

MEMOIRS

 

Olga Grudtsova. ENOUGH, IT'S TIME TO QUIT THE GAME (The Tale of my Life). Edited by E.M.Tsarenkova, prefaced and commented by A.L.Dmitrenko.

The daughter of the famous portrait-photographer M.S.Nappelbaum narrates everyday life of writers and photographers in 1920-sv 1960s in Moscow and Leningrad, portrays her contemporaries and her close friends such as V.A.Lugovskoy and K.I.Chukovsky. The preface and commentary contain diverse information about the Nappelbaum family and littleknown cultural figures of the time. 4+101+22 pp.

 

 

FROM THE HISTORY

OF PUBLIC MOVEMENTS

 

THE FATE OF YURI NIKOLSKY (From the letters of Y.A.Nikolsky to the Gurevitch family and B.A.Sadovskoy, 1917v 1921). Edited by S.V.Shumikhin.

A young and talented literary critic finds himself amidst horrors of the civil war, facing the collapse of his former life. In these letters he speaks of many things: the front life, Petrograd, Moscow, the Crimea, his emigration and secret return to Russia, the arrest, as well as Russian literature and culture. The commentary contains references to persons and events mentioned. 8+57 pp.

 

L.Polikovskaya. M.A.OSORGIN ACCORDING TO HIS OWN STORIES AND IN THE DOCUMENTS OF THE SECRET POLICE (GPU).

Investigation records of the writer M.A.Osorgin before his deportation from Russia in 1922 confirm the authenticity of his writings and provide many curious details, unknown to the author of the memoirs. 10 pp.

 

I.A.Doronchenkov. PETROGRAD v KUOKKALA. Across the frontier, 1920s.

Using the extant letters from I.E.Repin archive, the author recreates the everyday life of the Russian emigrants in Finland, with an emphasis on its legal, moral and cultural aspects. It allows him to consider the L frontier problem in the Russian culture of the 20th c. 24 pp.

 

M.A.Kolerov. THE RUSSIAN WRITERS AND L RUSSKAYA MYSL (1921v 1923). New materials.

The correspondence of the P.B.Struve family with I.A.Bunin, A.M.Remizov, M.I.Tsvetaeva and other Russian writers reconstructs many aspects of the foreign existence of the famous Russian journal and reveals the conflict between the inertial ambitions of P.B.Struve as a political figure and the real emigrant life. 20 pp.

TOULON... TAMAN'... TUMAN (THE FOG). Georgy Ivanov's letter to Vladimir Markov. Edited by A.Aryev.

The poet is summing up his views on art and his relations with the contemporaries. The commentary includes additional information on the history of artistic movements in emigration.
4+6+9 pp.

 

 

FROM THE HISTORY OF RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS

 

A.Etkind. RUSSIAN SECTS AND THE SOVIET COMMUNISM: VLADIMIR BONCH-BRUEVICH'S PROJECT

The author attempts to reveal the cultural and psychological motives of the Bolsheviks who sought to employ the religions dissenters to their own political ends. He also analyses the archival documents of the leaders of the Communist Party who were actively seeking contacts with the leaders of sectarian communities. 36+9 pp.

 

THE TRULY-ORTHODOX CLERGY IN VORONEZH EPARCHY. Edited by M.V.Shkarovsky.

The author describes attempts of the Orthodox clergy to find an alternative to the total submission of the Church to the State, and subsequent underground existence, by creating a legal opposition (1927v 1947). The commentary contains extensive references to many figures of the Orthodox Church in 1920sv 1940s. 14+23 pp.

 

 

DIARIES, NOTEBOOKS, MARGINALIA

 

I.Basalaev. NOTES FOR MYSELF. Prefaced by A.I.Pavlovsky. Edited by E.M.Tsarenkiva. Commentary by A.L.Dmitrenko.

These notes describe the literary life in 1920v 1930s. Among the persons mentioned are K.K.Vaginov, M.A.Froman, V.A.Rozhdestvensky, M.A.Voloshin, M.A.Kuzmin, N.S.Tikhonov, V.I.Ehrlich. There are also some details, relating to the biographies of Akhmatova, Gorky, Yesenin, Mandelstam and other writers. The commentary includes additional information on the events and persons mentioned. 3+113+21 pp.

 

FROM THE EDITORIAL CORRESPONDENCE

 

One will find here the readers' letters with corrections and additions to the materials published in the preceding issues of L Minuvsheye . 6 pp.

Vol.20

 

 

MEMOIRS

 

E.L.MELTSER. LIFE COMMENTARIES. Edited by S.V.Shumikhin.

A Trotskyite woman recalls her first years in Moscow after the revolution, her involvement in the opposition movement, her experience in the concentration camps and her exile. Among the subjects dicussed are pedagogical views and sexual morals of the Bolsheviks, everyday life of the left underground, the prifiles of the leaders of the opposition, and feelings of an
exiled Trotskyite working for the state in the 1930s.

4+58+2 pp.

 

 

FROM THE HISTORY OF POLITICAL PARTIES

 

Richard Pipes. THE THREE L WHYS OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION. Translated from English by V.Toporov.

The famous American historian develops his ideas of the reasons of collapse of the Tsarist regime, the Bolshevik triumph and Stalin-s rising to power, earlier formulated in his monographs L Russian Revolution and L Russia under the Bolsheviks on the basis of new archival materials. 56 pp.

 

L MY LAST WORD TO YOU AND FOR YOU... V.O.Lichtenstadt's letters to M.M.Tushinskaya. Edited by N.K.Gerasimova and A.D.Margolis.

Letters (1917v 1919) of L a technical specialist of the combat organization of the S.R.Maximalist party, who was imprisoned for life in the Shlisselburg Fortress and released in the sping of 1917. They express his sharp reaction to the current developments in the country. Lichtenstadt's personal drama and his reflections on his place in the new world brought him eventually, not long before his death, to the Bolshevik camp.

5+28+4 pp.

 

 

FROM THE HISTORY OF LITERARY LIFE

 

A.Z.STEINBERG'S LETTER TO M.I.KAGAN. Edited by J.M.Kagan.

Written in the cold of Petrograd in the autumn of 1920, the letter expresses scepticism as to the possibility of any intellectual revival in the city. There are references to the Free Philosophical Association (L Volfila ) and the Jewish University.
1+1+1 pp.

L I DON'T WANT TO BE REMEMBERED AS A SELF-MADE FAIRY- TAIL... : M.Gorky's correspondence with B.M.Zubakin. Edited by J.M.Kagan.

Voluminious material towards the biography of a poet, thinker, sculptor and one of the last Russian Rosicrucians. Among the topics discussed are the intellectual life in Moscow in 1920s, the philosophical and creative strivings, aesthetic and moral disputes with Gorky, the details of everyday life in Capri. The commentary contains additional information about A.I. and M.I.Tsvetaeva and Zubakin's entourage in Moscow.
11+116 pp.

 

Erich Gollerbach. IN MEMORY OF M.A.VOLOSHIN. Edited, prefaced and commented by E.A.Gollerbach and V.P.Kupchenko.

An exquisite literary profile of the poet, produced by one of the most subtle art critics of the 20th century. In the preface and commentary one will find the story of relations of E.Gollerbach and M.Voloshin. 5+16+13 pp.

 

 

FROM THE HISTORY OF THEATRE

 

M.A.KUZMIN AND V.A.MEYERHOLD: CORRESPONDENCE OF 1906v 1933. Edited by P.V.Dmitriev.

This is the most thorough study of relations of the poet Kuzmin and the stage-manager Meyerhold. The focus is on their creative cooperation, the esthetic gravitation and alienation, new facts about Kuzmin's work for theatre and Meyerhold's literary activity. 4+48 pp.

 

A.E.Zablotskaya. KONSTANTIN ERBERG'S WORK IN THE SCIENTIFIC-THEORETICAL SECTION OF NARCOMPROS (1918v 1919).

A well-documented account of cultural initiatives of the writers with L scythian leavnings under aegis of the Bolsheviks, such as the Art Encyclopaedia, L The Catalogue of articles and books on esthetics , the Free Philosophical Association (L Volfila ). 15 pp.

 

L TRYING TO CATCH UP WITH THE REVOLUTIONARY FRONT... From the letters of K.M.Miklashevsky to the theatre workers. Edited by R.Yangirov. Prefaced and commented by R.Yangirov.

Materials relating to the life and creative activity of an actor, stage manager and film-producer K.M.Miklashevsky, one of the creators of the Soviet Cinema avant-garde in 1920s, who exerted influance on Meyerhold and Vachtangov.

9+19 pp.

DIARIES, NOTEBOOKS, MARGINALIA

 

Vladimir Amfiteatrov-Kadashev. EXERPTS FROM THE DIARY. Edited by S.V.Shumikhin.

The development of the Revolution and Civil war in Moscow, Petrograd, the Ukraine and on the Don river, seen through the eyes of a professional journalist. Among the subjects discussed are literary life, women in revolution, the violence of the White and Red, the author's work for the White propaganda in the south of Russia, etc... The commentary and index contain information about persons and events mentioned.

4+165+13+19 p.

 

 

Vol.21

 

MEMOIRS

 

B.N.Losski. IN THE RUSSIAN PARIS. 1927v 1935.

A well-known art critic, son of the philosopher N.O.Losski, recollects the years he spent in exile in Paris. In his account he dwells on the composition and everyday life of the Russian colony, the Eurasian movement, the church and cultural activities of the emigrants, his meetings with the French art critics and Russian painters, visits to the Parisian sights and service in the French army. Among the persons mentioned are metropolitans Veniamin (Fedchenkov) and Eulogy, father S.Bulgakov, V.V.Veidle, L.P.Karsavin, F.A.Maliavin, N.S.Trubetskoi, I.I.Fondaminski, M.I.Tsvetaeva and others. 66 pp.

 

Yu.M.Kagan. MY MOTHER.

A classical philologist, daughter of the philosopher M.I.Kagan, sketches the intellectual life in Moscow in 1930sv 1980s. Her account gives a rather paradoxical presentation of the Stalinist terror, the world war, the liberalization of the 1960s and the Brejhnev era. A few pages of her reminiscences are devoted to M.V.Yudina. 31 pp.

 

Vladimir Alloy. NOTES OF AN OUTSIDER.

The author is a historian, journalist, editor and publisher. In his Notes he recounts the little known aspects of the life of Russian emigres in Paris in 1970sv 1980s, with an emphasis on the editorial work, the publication business, its financial sources, his meetings with the representatives of the first two waves of emigrants, Western specialists in Slavonic studies, functionaries, as well as the Russian diaspora in the USA. 49 pp.

THE MACHINERY OF POWER

 

V.S.Izmozik. EARLY SOVIET REGULATIONS CONCERNING THE CENSORSHIP OF CORRESPONDENCE.

In his introduction the author surveys the history of postal censorship and puts forward a well-motivated hypothesis according to which the organizational elements of the Soviet censorship were largely based on the pre-revolutionary experience. The published documents reveal the L technology of censorship, being one of the main methods of political control in the country. 5+13 pp.

 

THE EXILE IN 1920s. Edited by S.A.Krasilnikov.

By using new documentary materials from archives in Moscow and Siberia, the author thoroughly examines the sociological, cultural and historico-legal aspects of the institute of exile and deportation in Russia. The publication cites some official documents, such as reports, memos and information derived from official sources, as well as letters, petitions and protests of the exiled. 8+57 pp.

 

A.G.Tepliakov. THE NOVOSIBIRSK NKVD (SECRET POLICE) PERSONNEL AND DAY-TO-DAY WORK IN 1936v 1946.

The essay examines the composition of personnel and the structure of the punitive organs in Siberia in the peak years of their activity. It also discusses the reprisals within these organs. The commentary contains detailed references to the carreers and lives of 82 members of NKVD. 35+19 pp.

 

 

FROM THE HISTORY OF LITERARY LIFE

 

MAXIMILIAN VOLOSHIN IN PETERSBURG IN THE AUTUMN OF 1906. Letters to M.V.Sabashnikova. Edited by V.P.Kupchenko.

In his 24 letters to his wife the poet narrates the cultural life of L the most fantastic and spectral city , in the midst of which he found himself. He speaks of his creative plans and esoteric projects, and also portrays many of the contemporary literary men and artists. 3+49 pp.

 

G.A.Morev. ON THE HISTORY OF M.A.KUZMIN-S JUBILEE IN 1925.

The author describes a circle of the young admirers of the poet, their literary tastes, esthetical views and their complicated relations with Kuzmin. The narrative is based on a large variety of documentary sources and is supplemented with abundant bibliographical data. 11+10+4 pp.

LETTERS FROM M.I.TSVETAEVA TO Kh.P.KROTKOVA. Edited by V.P.Nechaev.

Seven letters written during the summer and autumn of 1934 are addressed to a young journalist and poet. They deal mainly with occurences from Tsvetaeva-s everyday life and thus expand our knowledge of her personality. An appendix includes fragments from the diary of Krotkova (1922v 1931) and a draft of her letter to Tsvetaeva which she never sent. 2+7+6 pp.

 

AN EPISODE FROM THE 45 YEARS LONG FRIENDSHIP AND ENMITY. Letters from G.Adamovich to I.Odoevtseva and G.Ivanov (1955v 1958). Edited by O.A.Korostelev.

A collection of 58 letters narrates the literary life of the Russian emigre circles featuring discussions of artistic and socio-political issues, and giving details of the life and creative work of the correspondents. The commentary includes detailed references to little known figures of the Russian diaspora.

12+100 pp.

 

R.Timenchik. A NOTE ON THE BIOGRAPHY OF AKHMATOVA.

The author repudiates several popular L myths dealing with A.Akhmatova, circulating in the literary works of the Russian emigrant writers such as ascription to her of other poets' lyrics, falsification of her biographical data and misinterpretation of real facts. 16 pp.

 

DIARIES, NOTEBOOK, MARGINALIA

 

R.M.Khin-Goldovskaya. FRAGMENTS FROM THE DIARIES, 1913v 1917. Prefaced and edited by E.B.Korkina. Notes by A.I.Dobkin.

The publication is a detailed chronicle of academic, cultural and public life in Moscow, speaking of the personal experiences, social cataclysm, reflections on the fate of civilization, sharp criticism of the business and intellectual elite, the first world war, attitudes to the Germans, the Jewish question. Among the persons mentioned are K.D.Balmont, M.A.Voloshin, A.N.Tolstoi, M.I.Tsvetaeva and others. 2+56+19 pp.

 

 

 

Vol. 22

 

MEMOIRS

 

D.A.Lutokhin. ALIEN PASTORS. Prefaced and edited by Yu.I.Kombolin. Commentary by A.L.Dmitriev and Yu.I.Kombolin.

A man of letters and economist, being a long-time acquaintance of M.Gorky, recalls his meetungs in Prague and Berlin in 1922-1927 with the leading political and public figures of the Russian emigration, such as V.V.Shulgin, A.I.Guchkov, P.B.Struve, P.A.Sorokin, P.N.Miliukov, E.D.Kuskova, S.N.Prokopovich, V.M.Chernov, A.V.Peshekhonov and others. The commentary includes numerous biographic references to Russian emigre scholars, publicists and others.

7+73+24 pp.

 

Vladimir Alloy. MEMOIRS OF AN OUTSIDER.

This continues the publication, started in the previous issue of the almanach. Its author, a historian, journalist, editor and publisher, gives an account of some little known aspects of the Russian emigre life in 1970sv 1980s. Among the subjects touched upon are the history and activities of the Russian
students' Christian movement, relationship between different
L waves of emigration, the everyday Parisian life, the Russian colony in Rome, the author's work in the YMKA-Press publishing house and L Vestnilk RHD (Bulletin of the Russian Christian Movement) magazine. 50 pp.

 

 

FROM THE HISTORY OF LITERARY LIFE

 

LETTERS FROM M.A.KUZMIN TO S.K.MATVEEVSKY. Prefaced and edited by N.A.Bogomolov.

Information of the poet Kuzmin's youth, known to us hitherto only from his short reminiscences as well as from his correspondence with G.V.Chicherin, is supplement now with a new source v Kuzmin's seven letters to his another school mate. An account of the summer of 1890, which he spent at the seaside in Revel, and of the following one, spent in Chicherin's country mansion L Karaul , provides a background for the author's reflections upon some personal, artistic and ethical themes.

4+17 pp.

 

Konstantin Olimpov. THE BIRTH OF EGO-POETRY OF THE UNIVERSAL FUTURISM. Edited by A.V.Krusanov and A.M.Mirzaev.

The autobiographical notes of the leader of one of the futuristic trends relate the history of the movement, his relations with I.Severianin, I.Ignatiev, G.Ivanov. The commentary contains references to the persons and events mentioned and also cite some of the little known program documents of ego-futurism.
2+10+8 pp.

 

FROM THE HISTORY OF EGO-FUTURISM: MATERIALS TOWARDS THE LITERARY BIOGRAPHY OF KONSTANTIN OLIMPOV. Editov by A.L.Dmitrenko.

A well documented biographical sketch of the poet, and memoirs of his younger contemporary V.Smirensky, shed light on the little known aspects of the literary life in Petrograd. In the appendix one will find some material relating to the investigation of the the case of the both poets who were persecuted in 1930v 1931. 15+14+5+8 pp.

 

Boris Frezinsky. ILIA ERENBURG IN KIEV (1918v 1919).

This is a collection of some publicistic and critical works of the writer reflecting explicitly the ambiguity of his stance under the quickly changing political regimes. In addition, there are letters from Erenburg to V.Merkurieva, and an unknown speech by L.Shestov. The commentary provides information on Erenburg's personal and literary relations and and contains details of the public and artistic life in the Ukrain during the civil war. 88 pp.

 

 

FROM PERSONAL ARCHIVES

Editor of the section: E.Garetto

 

E.Garetto. TWO EMIGRATIONS OF THE WRITER AMFITEATROV.

This is the introduction to this new section, devoted primarily to the discussion of the second emigration of A.V.Amfiteatrov, whose house at the Liguria coast became an important center of anti-bolshevic activities in 1922v 1938. 6 pp.

 

E.Garetto. THE FIRST RUSSIAN REVOLUYION: A GLIMPSE FROM PARIS. Materials towards the biography of A.V.Amfiteatrov (1904-1907).

Materials from Amfiteatrov's personal archive deal with the initial stage of his pre-revolutionary emigration. The subjects discussed include the life of the Russian colony in Paris in 1905v 1907, Amfiteatrov's connections with the French socialists, free schools of social science, the mason organizations, a trip to Petersburg in 1905, the journal L Krasnoe Znamia (Red Banner) and others. In the appendix one will find correspondence of the writer with his wife and father, letters to him from S.A.Andreevsky, L.N.Andreev, N.M.Minsky, as well as Amfiteatrov's letters to E.V.Anichkov, P.A.Kropotkin and others. 15+17 pp.

 

CORRESPONDENCE OF A.V.AMFITEATROV WITH M.A.VOLOSHIN. Edited by N.Yu.Griakalova.

Five letters of the poet from his 1905v 1907 period, apart from details of his literary cooperation with representatives of the democratic camp, recreate Voloshin's abstract, L esoteric view of the Russian revolution, including its most acute aspects, such as the problem of the murder of the tsar. 5+6 pp.

 

AMFITEATROV AND THE RUSSIANS IN POLAND (1922v 1932). Edited by D.I.Zubarev.

The publication of Amfiteatrov's correspondence, which includes 34 letters to the writer and his replies, dwells on such subjects as the arrest of Savinkov and his repentance at the trial; disagreement among members of the editorial board of the newspaper L Za Svobodu! v the mouthpiece of uncompromising emigrant activities; conflicts between M.P.Artsybashev, V.V.Portugalov and D.V.Filosofov; the personality of Vorovsky's killer B.Kiverda; the death of Artsybashev, the dramatic fate of Savinkov's sister, S.V.Turchinovich. The commentary includes numerous references to the little known figures of the Russian diaspora in Poland. 11+76 pp.

 

CORRESPONDENCE OF A.V.AMFITEATROV WITH V.I.IVANOV. Prefaced and edited by John Malmstad.

The correspondence touches upon such themes as life of the Russians in Italy, the literary views of the correspondents, attempts by V.Ivanov to arrange a lecture for Amfiteatrov in Pavia, the Pushkin jubilee celebration in Italy. 4+60 pp.

 

L A PARISIAN PHILOSOPHER BORN OF THE RUSSIAN JEWS . Letters from M.Aldanov to A.Amfiteatrov. Edited by E.Garetto and A.Dobkin.

The publication focuses on the L creative laboratory of the novel writer Aldanov, the literary and political atmosphere of the Russian Paris, struggle around the Nobel prize to be awarded to Bunin, Aldanov's concern for his literary colleagues etc. The commentary includes references to the persons and events mentioned, as well as bibliographic data, fragments from letters addressed to Amfiteatrov by A.I.Guchkov, M.S.Milrud, P.B.Struve, B.A.Suvorin and others. 4+79 pp.

 

 

Vol.23

 

MEMOIRS

 

L.V.Rosental. UNREMARKABLE EVIDENCES. Edited by B.Roginsky.

An art critic and museum curator narrates life in Russia in 1900sv 1970s, depicting it as a dynamic and vivid whole. Bright exhibition episodes are recorded along with the grim realities of the epoch: the joyful L routes of the members of the L World of Art society as well as of the activists of the L Jack of Diamonds , the first steps of the L cultural revolution , the L inner life of the Tretiakov Gallery, the ruin of avangardists' aspirations under the pressure of socialist realism, a monument to Stalin with a bandaged cheek in 1937 (!). The commentary includes references to persons, art groups and events mentioned in the text. 10+114+27 pp.

 

Vladimir Alloy. MEMOIRS OF AN OUTSIDER.

This completes the publication started in the previous issues of L Minuvsheye . The author v a historian, journalist, editor and publisher v gives an account of some little known aspects of the Russian emigre life in 1970sv 1980s such as the reorganization and activities of the YMCA-Press publishing house, the creation of the Russian Cultural Centre in Mongeron, the emigrants' everyday life, the newspaper L Russkaya Mysl' , the starting of the present historical almanach, the perestroika in Russia, the organization of the L Atheneum and L Phenix publishing houses. 45 pp.

 

 

FROM THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE

 

THE EXILE OF M.S.GRUSHEVSKY. Edited by Pavel Eletsky.

Having suspected the scientist of activities aimed at undermining the territorial integrity of the Russian Empire, the tsarist government exiled him to Simbirsk in the latter half of 1914. The cited documents from the Department of Police and correspondence of Grushevsky's protectors, members of the Russian Academy (Grand Duke Konstantin, V.N.Perets, S.F.Platonov, A.A.Shakhmatov and othres), also discuss the Russian-Ukrain situation during the world war. The commentary, apart from references to persons and events mentioned, contains information on the activities of the Academy towards protection of the cultural values from destruction during the time of war, as well as on political aspects of the philological discussions. 7+50 pp.

 

LETTERS FROM E.V.TARLE TO V.E.GRABAR' (1918v 1934). Edited by B.S.Kaganovich.

The eminent historian E.V.Tarle describes vividly the peculiarities of the academic and university life and speaks with self-irony about his own scholarly studies. The preface provides detailed information on the addressee, V.E.Grabar', a lawyer specializing in international relations, and speculates on the reasons why the relations of the correspondents broke off in 1934. 4+28 pp.

 

A WEEK-END IN BOLSHEVO, OR THE L FREE LETTERS OF THE ACADEMICIAN V.I.BERNADSKY. Edited by M.Yu.Sorokina.

Nine letters of the eminent scientist V.I.Vernadsky to his son, written during his time in Europe in 1932-1936, considerably change our views of Vernadsky's opposition to Stalin's regime. The preface and commentary analyze the reasons why the academic elite chose to conclude an L alliance with the party authorities in the USSR. 6+42 pp.

 

 

FROM THE HISTORY OF LITERARY LIFE

 

LETTERS FROM VADIM BAYAN TO B.V.SMIRENSKY. Edited by A.L.Dmitrenko and A.V.Krusanov.

The dawn of the Russian futurism is seen through the eyes of a rank-and-file member of the movement, who half a century later still retained the esthetic leaning and enthusiasm of the epoch. The preface and commentary give the critical analyses of the material, contain references to persons and events as well as samples of the poetical work of the author.

4+32 pp.

 

B.M.Prilejhaeva-Barskaya. L THE STRAY DOG . Edited by R.D.Timenchik.

The reminiscences of a frequenter of the famous artistic cabaret are placed within the context of newly found materials relating to this cultural phenomenon. 4+11+23 pp.

 

L MY DARLING, BELOVED VARYA... Letters from Ivanov-Razumnik exiled in Saratov to V.N.Ivanova. Edited by V.G.Belous.

Four letters of the exiled pamphleteer contain his reflections on a wide range of moral and literary subjects: his relations with A.Bely, K.Petrov-Vodkin, M.Prishvin and others.

3+27 pp.

 

ANDREY BELY. THE POSTHUMOUS DIAGNOSTICS OF THE GENIUS, OR SKETCHING A PORTRAIT OF THE CREATIVE PERSONALITY. Edited by M.L.Spivak.

This is a detailed posthumous neuropsychological description of the poet's personality, made in 1936 by an expert of the Institute for the study of Brain on the basis of interviews with his relatives and archival material, with a view of collating these data later (which in fact has never been done) with the peculiarities of the brain structure of the deceased. The commentary contains references to the sources of the given data.

8+64+10 pp.

 

 

DIARIES, NOTEBOOKES, MARGINALIA

 

Anna Radlova. A JOURNEY IN FRANCE. 1925. Edited by K.N.Levina and A.L.Dmitrenko.

The aphorismic notes of the lady writer, along with her travel impressions, contain reflections on Russia's destiny compared with that of France, as well as observations of the cultural phenomena, alien to her homeland. 10+12+6 pp.

 

Innokenty Basalaev. RECORDS OF CONVERSATIONS WITH AKHMATOVA (1961v 1963). Edited by E.M.Tsarenkova. Commentary by I.Kolosov and N.I.Kraineva.

These records include Akhmatova's perceptions of many events of literary and public life, views of the creative work, of the past, opinions of foreign researchers and publishers, hopes for rehabilitation of N.Gumilev etc. 1+21+11 pp.

 

 

 

Vol.24

 

 

MEMOIRS

 

Nikolai Engelgardt. EPISODES OF MY LIFE-STORY (Reminiscences). Edited by S.V.Shimikhin.

The well-known writer, dramatist and journalist describes the life of journalistic and theatrical circles in Russia from the end of 1890s through mid-1920s. A long-time contributor of Suvorin's L Novoe Vremia (New Time), L Istoricheskii Vestnik (The Historical Herald) and other editions, the author had maintained for several decades business and friendly contacts with a large number of people v writers, pamphleteers, actors and philosophers, from V.I.Soloviov and V.Rozanov to Gaideburov, which makes his recollections a source of valuable information. The memoirs were written by Engelgardt in the second half of the 1930s. The published fragment makes the concluding part of his work. The commentary includes references to the events and persons mentioned in the text.

1+90+21 pp.

FROM THE HISTORY OF LITERARY LIFE

 

L ...OUR CULTURE, REFLECTED IN A WATER DROP... Letters from I.Bunin, D.Merezhkovsky, Z.Gippius and G.Adamovich to the editors of L Zveno (The Link) in Paris, 1923v 1938. Edited by O.A.Korosteliov.

L Zveno weekly had enjoyed a reputation of the most cultured publication with the pre-war Russian emigration. The creation of M.Vinaver and P.Miliukov, it was not designed to compete with L Poslednie Novosti but, in the thinking of its editors, was to serve as L a bulwark... for the protection and propagation of Russian culture . Among L Zveno's contributors was a vast majority of the Russian e migre writers and many of those who remained in Soviet Russia. The correspondence published sheds light on some little known aspects of the public life of the Russian diaspora, whilst vividly portraying the life of the editorial staff and e migre writers. 5+32+5 pp.

 

Boris Frezinsky. PARIS, THE GREAT ILLUSION: 1935. Materials towards the history of the International Writers' Congress in Defence of Culture.

Using the hitherto unknown archival documents, the author reconstructs the geniune history of the convocation of the Writers Congress in Paris, retraces the hidden strife between various literary groups in Paris and Moscow, and analyses the relations between Western left-wing intellectuals and the Stalin-s regime, which sought to employ the names and reputation of many celebrated men of letters to its own ends. 73 pp.

 

L ...THIS EPOCH HAS IMPRINTED IN OUR MEMORY FOREVER... . Letters from Yu.K.Terapiano to V.F.Markov (1953v 1966). Edited by O.A.Korosteliov and J.Sheron.

The epistolary dialogue of the representatives of two waves of emigration v Yu.Terapiano, a poet and critic, desciple of Khodasevich, and Vladimir Markov, a beginning poet and admirer of futurism v produces a very vivid picture of the literary life of the Russian diaspora in the pre-war period, which does not always result from the memoirs. The significance of Terapiano's letters also lies in the fact that to him they served as a kind of L summing up and L passing on the baton to the new, unknown generation (Markov was twice as young as Terapiano), as well as an attempt to tell the whole story the way it happened. 2+37 pp.

FROM THE HISTORY OF CHURCH

 

Archpriest M.P.Chel'tsov. WHEN THE EXECUTION WAS CANCELLED... Letters to his wife from prison. Edited by V.V.Antonov.

One of the eminent pre and post-revolutionary priests in Petrograd, brought to trial and sentenced to be shot together with Mitropolitan Veniamin in July 1922, and then pardoned (the death-penalty was commuted to 5 years of imprisonment; still Chel'tsov was shot in 1931) reflects on the schism in the Russian Orthodox Church, his relations with the followers of the reform movement (L The Live Church ), the origin of the crises and the ways to overcome it. In the Appendix one will find the name index. 2+49+6 pp.

 

M.V.Shkarovsky. RUSSIAN CATHOLICS IN ST.PETERSBURG (LENINGRAD).

Using the archival dicuments, the author retraces the tragic fate of the church of the Descent of the Holy Ghost and the Russian Greco-Catholic community in pre and mostly post-revolutionary Petrograd, the relations with the authorities, the gradual dismantling of the religiuos group by the state. 24+21 pp.

 

A.A.Bovkalo. THE LAST YEAR OF HE PETROGRAD THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE.

The Petrograd Theological Institute, the only religious educational establishment in the eparchy in that period, had existed for three years only, from spring 1920 through May 1923. Its teaching staff included some lecturers from the Theological Academy, which had been closed by then, as well as professors from St. Petersburg University (N.O.Lossky, L.P.Karsavin and others). The published documents shed light on the final stage of the institute's activities. In the Appendix one will find a reference list with biographical data on the teaching personnel and students of the Theological Institute. 7 + 18 + 40 pp.

 

DIARIES, NOTEBOOKS, MARGINALIA

 

N.P.Vakar. THE DIARY (1938v 1940). Edited, prefaced and supplied with commentary by O.R.Demidova.

Nikolai Platonovich Vakar was one of the contributors of Miliukov's L Poslednie Novosti . His diary chronicles the eventful life in the capital of the Russian diaspora during the two pre-war years. The life of the editirial staff, the political and public activities of the emigrants, the struggle between L fathers ans L sons , monarchists and democrats, and, finally, the workaday routine of the Young Russians (L Mladorossy ) movement, in which the author participated himself, are supplemented with caustic and fairy subjective, albeit lively, sketches of the emigration activists and of the L brilliant Russian Paris .

9+66+20 pp.