Lecture by Boris Khavkin "German Money for the Russian Revolution"
In the framework of the seminar "West and East: Universalism of Culture", the floor will be taken by the expert on the history of Russian-German relations, Professor of the Historical and Archival Institute of the Russian State University for the Humanities, Doctor of History Boris Khavkin.
On September 18, 2017 at 17:00, within the framework of a regular scholarly seminar of the International Laboratory for the Study of Russian and European Intellectual Dialogue, Doctor of historical sciences, Professor of the RSUH Boris L. Khavkin will deliver a lecture on the theme "German Money for the Russian Revolution"
Abstract of the report:
The theme of financing the world revolution and its first stage - the revolution in Russia - "the weakest link in the chain of imperialism" - is topical even 100 years after the Bolshevik coup. Where did V.I. Lenin, who called after the complete victory of socialism to make toilet bowls out of gold, receive money, considerable sums, for the revolution from?
The purse of the revolution was replenished mainly through the commission of criminal offenses and at the expense of the money of "sponsors", among which Germany played a prominent role. The problem of financing the Russian revolution by the Germans during the First World War and after the seizure of power by the Bolsheviks in October 1917 still raises interest in the historiography of Russia and Germany. There exist opposite points of view: from the thesis of German money that led to the Bolsheviks, to the assertion that German money allocated to the Russian revolution is a myth.
Boris Lvovich Khavkin - Specialist in the history of Russian-German relations, Professor of the Historical and Archival Institute of the RSUH, Doctor of Historical Sciences.
Venue: the building of the Higher School of Economics at 21/4 Staraya Basmannaya Str., Room A- 401
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