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Revolution and Civil War on the Murmansk Railway: North Russia, 1917-1920

Alistair S. Wright

Revolution and Civil War on the Murmansk Railway examines the Allied/anti-Bolshevik military and
home fronts from a previously uncharted perspective and shines a much-needed light
on the establishment and consolidation of Bolshevik power on the civil war periphery.

Expanding our understanding of the Russian civil war, this book provides the first detailed, archival-based study in English to analyse the two neighbouring regions of Murmansk and Karelia. Despite not being far from the revolutionary capital, Petrograd, both territories resisted the establishment of Bolshevik power longer than many others and so this study offers novel insights into the complexities of the struggle that eventually led to communist rule.

Alistair S. Wright reflects on how both Murmansk and Karelia relied on food being imported, comparing how this problem was dealt with by the two independent local governments. Wright shows, for the first time, how the food supply in Murmansk was a key feature of Allied intervention during the conflict, part of an informative analysis of Bolshevik and Allied food supply polices to be found throughout the book.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publish Date: Feb 20th, 2025
  • Pages: 272
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.21in - 6.14in - 1.00in - 1.00lb
  • EAN: 9781350434011
  • Categories: Russia - General

About the Author

Alistair S. Wright is an Independent Scholar and Alumnus of the University of Glasgow, UK, where he obtained a PhD in History.