Penned after his and Engels' analysis of the failure of the Paris Commune and at the time of his correspondence with the Russian revolutionary Vera Zasulich about the progressive potential of the mir or obshchina
, the village commune, the Notebooks discuss the family-household, work, kinship and their organisation, particularly in relation to the state.
Aleksandrov, Sel'skaia obshchina
v Rossii (XVII-nachalo XIX v.
Marx and Engels make a very significant argument in the preface to the Russian edition of the Communist Manifesto: "Now the question is: can the Russian obshchina
, though greatly undermined, yet a form of primeval common ownership of land, pass directly to the higher form of Communist common ownership?
Pursuant to a June 2004 decision by the Arbitration Court of Sverdlovsk Oblast, an anti-Semitic newspaper, "Russkaya Obshchina
Yekaterinburga," closed down.
Then and now the Russian peasant showed himself fearful of losing the security of the obshchina
or the kolkhoz.
Bartlett does introduce critical concepts from Russian folk tradition, for example, the khorovod (ancient "mystical choral dance") and the obshchina
(the commune), and explain how these cultural rites and features, especially as interpreted by Russian symbolists, equate to planks in Wagner's aesthetic platform.
Now the question is: can the Russian obshchina
, though greatly undermined, yet a form of the primeval common ownership of land, pass directly to the higher form of communist common ownership?
Religious news services report that in June the Arbitration Court of Sverdlovsk Oblast ordered the shutdown of a local anti-Semitic paper, Russkaya Obshchina
Yekaterinburga, according to the Jewish National-Cultural Autonomy of Sverdlovsk Oblast.
The rhetoric of class hostility also marked efforts to reorganize the Jewish obshchina (the kahal, or communal organization).
While events spun out of the socialists' control, non-socialist Zionists - who had steadily built up their organizations - seized the opportunity to turn the community's attention back towards obshchina reform.
Vdovina, Krest'ianskaia obshchina i monastyr' v tsentral'noi Rossii v pervoi polovine xviii v.
See the numerous examples of representation at communal assemblies cited by Aleksandrov, Sel'skaia obshchina, pp.