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  • Title: Vadim Vasil'evich Volkov papers
    Date (inclusive): 1989-2008
    Collection Number: 2013C31
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: Russian
    Physical Description: 4 manuscript boxes (1.6 linear feet)
    Abstract: Minutes, manifestos, programmatic statements, internal documents, and printed matter, relating to political activities of the Leningradskii narodnyi front and of the Rossiiskaia ob'edinennaia sotsial-demokraticheskaia partiia and its predecessors, and to trade unions in Russia.
    Location note: Hoover Institution Archives.
    Creator: Volkov, Vadim Vasil'evich, 1944-2010.


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    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2013.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Vadim Vasil'evich Volkov papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives

    Biographical/Historical note

    Vadim Vasil'evich Volkov (1944-2010), a Leningrad/St. Petersburg political figure, was active in the late- and post-Soviet political opposition and trade union movements. He helped form the Leningrad Popular Front (Leningradskii narodnyi front) in 1988 and in 1990 worked with the Movement for Democratic Reform (Dvizhenie demokraticheskikh reform) and later the Yabloko political party. In 1994 he joined the Social Democratic Party of Russia (Sotsial-demokraticheskaia partiia Rossii), which later split; he then became one of the founders of the Social-Democratic Union of St. Petersburg (he also became editor of the union's newspaper). In 2000, partly as a result of Volkov's efforts, his and other social-democratic parties combined to form the Russian United Social-Democratic Party (Rossiiskaia ob"edinennaia sotsial-demokraticheskaia partiia). Aside from party activities, he participated in the organizational work of trade unions, where he was known for his centrist views and antagonism to extremists.

    Scope and Contents note

    The collection contains minutes of meetings of the various political parties and groups to which Volkov belonged, as well as manifestos, programs, and other materials derived from social-democratic activity. A small but significant part of the collection concerns the emergence of the Leningrad Popular Front and related organizations during the perestroika period. There is also a good deal of printed matter (serials and ephemera) produced by social-democratic organizations and trade unions, most of it rare and unique outside the Russian Federation.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Leningradskii narodnyi front.
    Rossiiskaiia ob'edinennaia sotsial-demokraticheskaia partiia.
    Labor movement--Russia (Federation)
    Russia (Federation)--Politics and government--1991-