Russia & the former Soviet Union

Intrepid thought: psychoanalysis in the Soviet Union

By Frank Brenner, 11 June 1999

The nature of man himself is hidden in the deepest and darkest recesses of the unconscious, the elemental and the submerged. Is it not self-evident that the greatest efforts of inquiring thought and of creative initiative will move in that direction?—Trotsky

1937: Stalin’s Year of Terror By Vadim Z. Rogovin

Chapter 1: Preparations for the First Show Trial

29 December 1998

Stalin fell far short of achieving his goals with the trials that followed Kirov’s murder. The immediate organizers of the murder were declared to be a group of thirteen young "Zinovievists," shot in December 1934 during the case of the so-called "Leningrad Center."

Leon Trotsky and the Fate of Marxism in the USSR

By Vadim Rogovin, 29 December 1998

This lecture was delivered by Professor Vadim Rogovin at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, on June 3, 1996

1937: Stalin’s Year of Terror By Vadim Z. Rogovin – Introduction

29 December 1998

Once upon a time, unintentionally, And probably hazarding a guess, Hegel called the historian a prophet Predicting in reverse. B. Pasternak

Stalin’s Great Terror: Origins and Consequences

By Vadim Rogovin, 29 December 1998

This lecture was delivered by Professor Vadim Rogovin at the University of Melbourne in Australia on May 28, 1996.

An introduction to a groundbreaking new book and its author

1937: Stalin’s Year of Terror

By Vadim Rogovin, 29 December 1998

Mehring Books is pleased to announce publication of 1937: Stalin's Year of Terror by Vadim Z. Rogovin (584 pages, ISBN 0-929087-77-1, $US 29.95 plus shipping - available online).

Vadim Rogovin: 1937-1998

Russian Marxist Historian Dies in Moscow

By David North, 18 September 1998

Vadim Zakharovich Rogovin, the Russian Marxist historian and sociologist, and author of a monumental six-volume study of the Trotskyist opposition to the rise of the Stalinist regime within the USSR, died of cancer early Friday morning in Moscow. He was 61 years old.