Berlin, Sinaberg, 1924-1930. Item #30701

Original Paper Wrappers. 4to. issues are 16-20 pages each. 28cm. In Russian. Title translates to English as, "The Banner of Struggle." Published sporadically, and eventually annually, from 1924-1930. CONTENTS: Budet Burya! [A Storm is Coming!] --- V Zaschitu Russkikh Revolyutsionerov [In Defense of Russian Revolutionaries] --- Sotsial-Bessarabtsy [The Social Bessarabians] --- Mezhdunarodnoe Revolyutsionnoe Dvizhenie [International Revolutionary Movement] --- Kultura i Revolyutsiya [Culture and Revolution] --- K Godovschine Iyul'skikh Dney [The Anniversary of the July Days] --- K Desyatiletniyu "Velikoy Voyny" [On the Decade of the "Great War"] --- Krovavyye Maski [Bloody Mask] --- V Godovschinu Dekabr'skoy Boyni 1923 goda [On the Anniversary of the December 1923 Massacre] --- O Veilkom Krizise v Marksizme, Sotsializme, Demokratizme i Rabochem Dvizhenii [The Great Criss in Marxism, Socialism, Democracy and the Labor Movement] --- Vashi Voprosy i Nashi Otvety [Your Questions and Our Answers] --- Golos Revolyutsionerov iz Rossiyskikh Tyurem [The Voice of Revolutionaries from Russian Prisons] --- O Natsional'nykh Men'shinstvakh na Ukraine [On the National Mensheviks in Ukraine] --- Manifest k Trudyaschimsya Goroda I Derevni [Manifest to the Workers of Cities and Villages] --- S'ezd Mezhdunarodnago Byuro Rev.-Sots. Partiy [Congress of the International Bureau of the Rev.-Soc. Party] --- Stalin, Trotskiy ili Revolyutsiya [Stalin, Trotsky or Revolution] --- Nelegal'nye Dokumenty RKP [Illegal Documents of the RCP (Russian Communist Party)] --- Desyat' Let Oktryabr'skoy Revolyutsii [Ten Years From the October Revolution] --- Na Poroge Dvenadtsatogo Goda [On the Eve of the Twelfth Year] --- Osnovnye Prichiny Krizisa Sotsializma [The Main Causes of the Crisis of Socialism] --- Na Poroge Trinadtsatogo Goda [On the Eve of the Thirteenth Year]. The "Union of Socialists-Revolutionaries Maximalists was a political party in the Russian Empire, a radical wing expelled from the Socialist-Revolutionary Party in 1906. The Union united agrarian terrorists, the 'Moscow Opposition' and other radical dissidents from the PSR in an independent party. The Maximalists officially split off from the PSR at its Second Congress in Imatra in 1906. Maximalists played a role in both the Revolution of 1905 and the Revolution of 1917. Many former SR Maximalists eventually joined the Russian Communist Party (Bolshevik)….Maximalists were so called because they demanded the full implementation of the 'maximum programme' in the expected revolution: full socialisation of the land, factories and all other means of production. The orthodox Socialist-Revolutionaries wanted to start with land reform but defer socialisation of other means of production. The Maximalists also rejected the PSR's version of a 'two-stage' revolution, a theory associated with V.M. Chernov. According to Chernov, the coming revolution in Russia would not be purely 'bourgeois-democratic' as the Social-Democrats claimed, but would include social and economic as well as political reforms. It would be a 'popular-democratic' revolution, and would transition into a full-blown 'labour-socialist' revolution later on. The Maximalists rejected this as Social-Democratic 'attentism' and argued that the coming Russian revolution would not be able to stop half-way; it was the two-stage theory, not Maximalism, that was unrealistic if it thought the toiling masses, once liberated, would content themselves with a bourgeois republic and gradual reforms." (Wikipedia, 2012) OCLC lists 9 copies. Publisher's typo on final page of No. 20/21: issue listed as "No. 20-25". Pages darkened but not fragile; some edgewear. Issue no. 24-26 worn with minor closed tears along gutter margin. Issue no. 8 outer wrappers detached but present. No 12/13 with small loss of paper and a few words. Overall, in Very Good Condition, a scarce complete run of this important journal. (RUS-11-37).

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