Lenin and the Russian intelligentsia – Overview on the history of the “philisopher’s ship”

Based on archive documents, the Russian author reconstructs how and on what considerations Lenin and Bolshevik leaders sent representatives of the former Russian intelligentsia into exile in 1922. Expelling the enemies of the revolution – from Berdyaev to Sorokin – had historical roots, several groups of the Russian intelligentsia were supporting the authoritarian regime against the 1905 Russian Revolution and after 1917 many of them – like Sergei Bulgakov or Peter Struve – actually supported the Whites and later waged a "class-war" against the new intelligentsia of the Soviet power. Although, the exile probably saved their life by escaping from Stalin's oppression but the traditional Russian culture still suffered a great loss.

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