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Title Piggy foxy and the sword of revolution : Bolshevik self-portraits / edited by Alexander Vatlin and Larisa Malashenko ; translated by Vadim A. Staklo ; foreword by Simon Sebag Montefiore
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2006


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 205 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Annals of Communism
Annals of Communism.
Contents Gallery of leaders. V.I. Lenin ; I.V. Stalin ; L.B. Kamenev ; L.D. Trotsky ; G. Ye. Zinoviev ; N.I. Bukharin ; M.I. Kalinin ; V.M. Molotov ; A.I. Rykov ; Ya. E. Rudzutak ; M.P. Tomsky ; F.E. Dzerzhinsky ; A.A. Andreyev ; K. Ye. Voroshilov ; L.M. Kaganovich ; S.M. Kirov ; A.I. Mikoyan ; G.K. Ordzhonikidze ; V.V. Kuibyshev ; V. Ya. Chubar ; S.V. Kosior ; S.I. Syrtsov ; A.S. Bubnov ; G.M. Krzhizhanovsky ; N.K. Krupskaia ; M.M. Litvinov ; G.L. Piatakov ; K.B. Radek ; I.T. Smilga ; A.A. Solts ; M.F. Shkiriatov ; Ye. M. Yaroslavsky ; L. Ye. Mariasin ; S.L. Kruglikov ; N.G. Tumanov ; N.P. Briukhanov ; G.I. Lomov (Oppokov) ; A.I. Gurevich ; N. Osinsky (V.V. Obolensky) ; V.V. Shmidt ; R.P. Eideman ; M.M. Lashevich ; V.A. Antonov-Ovseyenko ; S.S. Kamenev ; I.P. Tovstukha ; V.N. Vasilievsky ; A.M. Nazaretian ; Ya. A. Yakovlev ; D. Bedny ; N.D. Kondratiev ; D.B. Riazanov ; O. Yu. Schmidt -- Comrades and problems. Deviations and oppositions ; Supplementary agendas ; Economic conflicts and rapid industrialization ; The congress of the victors and the plenum of the condemned
Summary Sketching on notebook pages, official letterheads, or the margins of various draft documents, prominent Soviet leaders in the 1920s and 1930s amused themselves and their fellows with drawings of one another. This book presents a selection of nearly 200 of these informal sketches, only recently uncovered in secret Soviet files. Funny, original, spontaneous, sometimes vicious or grotesque, the drawings and their accompanying notes are exceptionally revealing of the relationships and mindsets of the Bolshevik bosses at the time of Stalin's rise to power. The album's editors select characteristic drawings by such prominent leaders as Nikolai Bukharin, who depicts himself as 'piggy foxy', Valery Mezhlauk, and Stalin himself, whose recognizable blue pencil remarks appear on some of the works. A number of drawings of unknown authorship are also included. The editors identify the political issues, specific events, or discussions that inspired the drawings, and they provide biographical information about the people who drew and were drawn. The book opens a unique window on Stalin's inner circle, allowing us special access to the powerful men who, despite living in a humourless epoch, developed a special humour of their own
Notes Includes index
Translated from the Russian
Print version record
Subject Vsesoi︠u︡znai︠a︡ kommunisticheskai︠a︡ partii︠a︡ (bolʹshevikov) (1925-1952) -- Caricatures and cartoons
SUBJECT Vsesoi︠u︡znai︠a︡ kommunisticheskai︠a︡ partii︠a︡ (bolʹshevikov) (1925-1952) fast
Subject Politicians -- Soviet Union -- Caricatures and cartoons
Politics and government
SUBJECT Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1917-1936 -- Caricatures and cartoons
Subject Soviet Union
Genre/Form cartoons (humorous images)
Cartoons (Humor)
Caricatures and cartoons
Cartoons (Humor)
Dessins humoristiques.
Form Electronic book
Author Vatlin, A. I︠U︡
Malashenko, Larisa.
ISBN 9780300137996
Other Titles Bolshevik self-portraits