'We're for the Muzhiks' Party!' Peasant Support for the Socialist Revolutionary Party During 1917

  title={'We're for the Muzhiks' Party!' Peasant Support for the Socialist Revolutionary Party During 1917},
  author={Sarah Badcock},
  journal={Europe-Asia Studies},
  pages={133 - 149}
  • Sarah Badcock
  • Published 1 January 2001
  • Political Science
  • Europe-Asia Studies
THE SOCIALIST REVOLUTIONARY PARTY (PSR) enjoyed substantial support in Russia during 1917, manifested both in party membership1 and in the election of its representatives to a wide range of democratic organisations. The PSR's most notable victory was in the Constituent Assembly elections, held in November 1917.2 Such definitive PSR support offers the historian some difficulties in assessing the events of 1917. No clear support was offered by the electorate for central party policy; indeed… 

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