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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


CamCREES/Slavonic Studies presents: Anarchism in Russia


The exciting public seminar series hosted by CamCREES / Slavonic Studies resumes in 2020-21 with an online presentation by Ania Aizman (University of Michigan) and Maria Rakhmaninova (St. Petersburg University of the Humanities and Social Sciences) on Anarchist Russia, on Tuesday 20 October at 17:30.

The event is open to the public and no registration is required.


Followers of Russian anarchists Mikhail Bakunin and Peter Kropotkin, anarchists have fought against every kind of regime since the movement’s inception—tsarist, monarchist, state socialist, and liberal-democratic—achieving brief political victories in their quest for a stateless society. At the turn of the twentieth century, the Russian Empire itself saw the emergence of a diverse anarchist movement, with participants numbering in the tens of thousands and an anarchist network that spanned the breadth of the empire. The Bolshevik Party swiftly crushed this movement when it seized power, and anarchism never became a mass phenomenon in Russia again. We consider: Does anarchism matter? Does a “Russian” anarchism exist? What can the past, present, and future prospects of this radical movement tell us about Russian culture?


Please join us via Zoom

Meeting ID: 953 4357 3005

Passcode: 844249