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On the history of the bolshevik organizations in Transcaucasia: speech delivered at a meeting of party functionaries, July , Subject essay: Lewis Siegelbaum Formerly a part of the tsarist empire, the mountainous isthmus between the Black and Caspian Seas that Russians call Transcaucasia proved resistant to the spread of Soviet power until The only exception was the Baku Commune, set up in . In Beria published a lengthy treatise, On the History of Bolshevik Organizations in Transcaucasia, which greatly exaggerated Stalin's role in the revolutionary movement in the Caucasus before The book was serialized in the major party newspaper, Pravda, and made Beria a . The group originated at the party’s second congress () when Lenin’s followers, insisting that party membership be restricted to professional revolutionaries, won a temporary majority on the party’s central committee and on the editorial board of its newspaper Iskra.
The Bolsheviks and their allies occupied government buildings and other strategic locations in the Russian capital of Petrograd (now St. Petersburg) and within two days had formed a . By , Beria had become one of Stalin's most trusted subordinates. He cemented his place in Stalin's entourage with a lengthy oration titled, "On the History of the Bolshevik Organizations in Transcaucasia", later published in this book in , at the height of Stalin's purges, which exaggerated Stalin's role in the Batu Demonstration of During the Russian Revolution in November , radical socialist Bolsheviks, led by Vladimir Lenin, seized power in Russia from a provisional government, establishing the world’s first. Central Committee, History of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Bolsheviks), Short Course. October In , Stalin determined the need for a single, authoritative version of Party history, and put together a commission of historians to compile it, with himself as de-facto editor-in-chief.
During his political career, Makharadze also authored a number of works, including monographs on Alexander Pushkin and Maxim Gorky, and books on the history of the Bolshevik revolutionary movement in Transcaucasia (), on the Soviets and the struggle for Soviet power in Georgia (), on the history of Georgia in the 19th Century (), and the history of the workers' and peasants' movement in Georgia . In July Lavrenti Beria* delivered in Tiflis a series of lectures entitled “On the History of the Bolshevik Organisation in Transcaucasia” which were . The third edition has been updated to include new scholarship on topics such as the coming of the Revolution and the beginning of Bolshevik rule, as well as the Revolution's cultural context. This highly readable book is an invaluable guide to one of the most important events of modern history. 'Bolshevism: The Road to Revolution' is a comprehensive history of the Bolshevik Party, from its early beginnings through to the seizure of power in October This important work was first published in , with material collected by the author over a thirty year period, and has been republished here to mark the centenary of the Russian.