Anatomy of a Rumour: Murder Scandal, the Musavat Party and Narratives of the Russian Revolution in Baku, 1917–20

  title={Anatomy of a Rumour: Murder Scandal, the Musavat Party and Narratives of the Russian Revolution in Baku, 1917–20},
  author={Michael G. Smith},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={211 - 240}
Using the case study of an infamous murder scandal, this article uncovers some of the more complex relations and misleading perceptions about the Bolshevik and Musavat parties in Baku, Azerbaijan, during the Russian Revolution and civil war. It explores the power of rumour-making to configure and emplot their competing narratives of the revolution: informed either by the imperatives for social polarization and all-Russian socialism, or by the imperatives for class co-operation and Azerbaijani… Expand
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For discussions of the Musavat's 'socialist' credentials (often termed its 'petty-bourgeois' tendencies), see: S.E. Sef, 'K voprosu o sotsial'noi sushchnosti "Musavata" ', Bolshevik Zakavkaz'ia
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