Shuliatikov, Vladimir Mikhailovich
Born Sept. 30 (Oct. 12), 1872, in Moscow; died there Mar. 26 (Apr. 8), 1912. Participant in the Russian social democratic movement from the 1890’s; Bolshevik. Marxist literary critic.
Shuliatikov graduated from Moscow University in 1898. From 1902 to 1905 he was a member of the Moscow and Arkhangel’sk committees of the RSDLP. He was a member of the literary lecture group of the Moscow committee of the RSDLP during the Revolution of 1905–07 and a member of the Moscow committee and the oblast bureau of the central industrial region in 1908 and 1909.
Shuliatikov took part in the conference of the enlarged editorial board of Proletarii in 1909. In his opposition to eclectic and idealist currents in art and literature, he often oversimplified and distorted Marxism. V. I. Lenin criticized Shuliatikov for deriving class ideology in a simplistic way directly from the production practice of the class in question.