The Baku Commune, 1917-1918
Class and Nationality in the Russian Revolution
Ronald Grigor Suny


Ronald Grigor Suny examines the Revolution in Baku, important provincial capital and oil center of the Russian empire. His study of Baku's national and class conflicts, Bolshevism as it developed in the city, and the failure of the Commune in 1918 amends our picture of the Revolution as the work of a highly conspiratorial party, seizing power by force and imposing its will on a reluctant population by terror.

Originally published in 1972.

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