Correspondence, speeches, writings, and clippings, relating to Russian and Soviet history, Russian revolutionists, Russian
émigrés, and political conditions in the Soviet Union by the Russian historian and Socialist Revolutionary Party leader.
The Russian author and pre-Bolshevik politician was born in Moscow on January 15, 1883 later graduating from Moscow University.
As a law professor at the Moscow Pedagogical Institute, he was an ardent Socialist Revolutionary, who, in 1918, was secretary
of the only freely elected Constituent Assembly in his country's history. He held the post only seventeen hours, until Lenin
disbanded the Parliament. After fleeing to Paris and then to New York in 1940 Vishniak later became
Time magazine's senior specialist on Soviet affairs and wrote 22 books. He died in New York City in 1976.
19 manuscript boxes
(7.9 linear feet)
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