Home » World News

Vadim Z. Rogovin

Defending historical truth

Stalin’s Terror of 1937-1938: Political Genocide in the USSR, by Vadim Rogovin

By Andrea Peters, September 9, 2009

Vadim Rogovin’s Stalin’s Terror of 1937-1938: Political Genocide in the USSR is a seminal study of the purges that wiped out the entire generation of Bolshevik leaders and socialist workers and intellectuals who led the October 1917 Revolution.

New from Mehring Books

Stalin’s Terror of 1937-1938: Political Genocide in the USSR

Advance orders now being taken

June 1, 2009

Mehring Books is now taking advance orders for the first English translation of Stalin’s Terror of 1937- 1938: Political Genocide in the USSR, by the late Russian Marxist historian Vadim Rogovin. The book is being published in both cloth and paperback and will be available by the end of the month.

“He was a revolutionary in the absolute best sense of the word.”

70th anniversary meeting honors the life and work of Vadim Zakharovich Rogovin

By our correspondent, May 14, 2007

May 10 marked what would have been the 70th birthday of the Russian Marxist historian and sociologist Vadim Zakharovich Rogovin, who died in September 1998 after a years-long battle with cancer. A memorial service and book presentation honoring his life and work was held on Friday, May 11, at his former place of work, the Institute of Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow.

"The End is the Beginning" completes series on socialist opposition to Stalinism in the USSR

Final volume of ground-breaking history presented at tribute to Vadim Rogovin

By our own correspondent, July 9, 2002

The seventh and final volume of “Was There an Alternative to Stalinism” by Marxist historian and sociologist Vadim Z. Rogovin was presented on May 15 at the Moscow Institute for the Development of the Press. The meeting was organised by Vadim’s widow, Galina Rogovina-Valuzhenich, and was timed to commemorate what would have been Vadim’s sixty-fifth birthday.

A tribute to Vadim Rogovin: "A passion for historical truth"

By Galina Rogovina-Valuzhenich, June 20, 2002

Galina Rogovina-Valuzhenich, the widow of Russian Marxist historian and sociologist Vadim Zakharovich Rogovin, spoke at a May 15 meeting in Moscow to commemorate what would have been the sixty-fifth birthday of her husband, who died in September 1998. Also attending the meeting were surviving children of Russian Left Oppositionists murdered by the Stalinist regime, scholars who worked with Vadim at the Institute of Sociology in Moscow, representatives from several socialist tendencies in Russia and many friends. David North, editorial board chairman of the World Socialist Web Site, delivered the principal address on the significance of Vadim’s life and work. Galina Rogovina’s remarks are reprinted below.

A Tribute to Vadim Rogovin

By David North, May 20, 2002

At a meeting held in Moscow on May 15, more than 75 people commemorated what would have been the 65th birthday of the Russian Marxist historian and sociologist, Vadim Z. Rogovin. Among those attending the gathering were surviving children of Russian Left Oppositionists murdered by the Stalinist regime, scholars who worked with Vadim at the Institute of Sociology in Moscow, the representatives of several socialist tendencies in Russia and many friends. The meeting was organized by Galina Rogovina, Vadim’s wife.

1937: Stalin’s Year of Terror By Vadim Z. Rogovin

Chapter 1: Preparations for the First Show Trial

December 29, 1998

Stalin fell far short of achieving his goals with the trials that followed Kirov’s murder. The immediate organizers of the murder were declared to be a group of thirteen young "Zinovievists," shot in December 1934 during the case of the so-called "Leningrad Center."

Stalin’s Great Terror: Origins and Consequences

By Vadim Rogovin, December 29, 1998

This lecture was delivered by Professor Vadim Rogovin at the University of Melbourne in Australia on May 28, 1996.

An introduction to a groundbreaking new book and its author

1937: Stalin’s Year of Terror

By Vadim Rogovin

December 29, 1998

Mehring Books is pleased to announce publication of 1937: Stalin's Year of Terror by Vadim Z. Rogovin (584 pages, ISBN 0-929087-77-1, $US 29.95 plus shipping - available online).

1937: Stalin's Year of Terror By Vadim Z. Rogovin – Table of Contents

December 29, 1998

Table of contents for 1937: Stalin's Year of Terror, by Vadim Z. Rogovin.

Social inequality, bureaucracy and the betrayal of socialism in the Soviet Union

By Vadim Rogovin, December 29, 1998

This lecture was delivered by Professor Vadim Rogovin at the Ruhr University in Germany in December 1996.

Leon Trotsky and the Fate of Marxism in the USSR

December 29, 1998

This lecture was delivered by Professor Vadim Rogovin at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, on June 3, 1996