Article 2217

Title of the article

THE BEGINNING OF THE SOCIALIST-REVOLUTIONARY TERROR 

Authors

Leonov Mikhail Ivanovich, Doctor of historical sciences, professor, sub-department of Russian history, Samara University (34 Moskovskoe highway, Samara, Russia), mleonov40@gmail.com

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830.057.634

DOI

10.21685/2072-3024-2017-2-2

Abstract

Background. At the beginning of the 20th century, revolutionary terrorism swept Russia. The terror of the Socialist-Revolutionary Party was dominant. This determines the need to study its initial stage. The aim of the work is to study the evolution of the SR’s views on terror and the formation of a specialized organization of terrorists – the Combat Organization.
Materials and methods. The research tasks were implemented primarily on the basis of sources of the party origin (program statements, theoretical works, agitation and propaganda literature), official records, forensic materials, periodicals, memoirs, letters. To a large extent these sources have been introduced for the first time into scientific circulation. The methodological potential included systemic, historicalgenetic, historical-comparative methods.
Results. The author has considered the attitude to the revolutionary terrorism of the Socialist-Revolutionary organizations at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries – at the time of formation and during the first period of the party’s existence, the history of the organization of terrorists, the preparation and implementation of the first attempts. The role of the party leaders in the preparation and deployment of the Socialist-Revolutionary terror has been determined, and the circle of persons involved in the preparation and implementation of the first terroristic attempts carried out on behalf of the Socialist-Revolutionary Party has been defined.
Conclusions. The formation of the Socialist-Revolutionary terrorism took place in the context of specific moods of a certain part of the Russian society. The initiative to form the organization of the Socialist Revolutionaries belonged to a small group operating, especially at first, largely at their own p

Key words

SRs, terrorism, terror assassination, Combat Organization

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