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Overview of the Vadim Vasil'evich Volkov Papers
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Description
Minutes, manifestos, programmatic statements, internal documents, and printed matter, relating to political activities of the Leningradskii narodnyi front and of the Rossiiskaia ob'edinennaia sotsial-demokraticheskaia partiia and its predecessors, and to trade unions in Russia.
Background
Vadim Vasil'evich Volkov (1944-2010), a Leningrad/St. Petersburg political figure, was active in the late- and post-Soviet political opposition and trade union movements. He helped form the Leningrad Popular Front (Leningradskii narodnyi front) in 1988 and in 1990 worked with the Movement for Democratic Reform (Dvizhenie demokraticheskikh reform) and later the Yabloko political party. In 1994 he joined the Social Democratic Party of Russia (Sotsial-demokraticheskaia partiia Rossii), which later split; he then became one of the founders of the Social-Democratic Union of St. Petersburg (he also became editor of the union's newspaper). In 2000, partly as a result of Volkov's efforts, his and other social-democratic parties combined to form the Russian United Social-Democratic Party (Rossiiskaia ob"edinennaia sotsial-demokraticheskaia partiia). Aside from party activities, he participated in the organizational work of trade unions, where he was known for his centrist views and antagonism to extremists.
Extent
4 manuscript boxes (1.6 linear feet)
Restrictions
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Availability
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