Head of the Organising Committee
Sanna Turoma
sanna.turoma [at] helsinki.fi

Conference Coordinator
Kaarina Aitamurto
kaarina.aitamurto [at] helsinki.fi

Conference Secretary
Maarit Elo-Valente
maarit.elo-valente [at] helsinki.fi

Conference Intern
Miikka Piiroinen
miikka.piiroinen [at] helsinki.fi

Conference e-mail:
fcree-aleksconf [at] helsinki.fi

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Past Aleksanteri Conferences

Wladislaw Hedeler (Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Berlin, Germany)

Alexander Vatlin (Moscow State University, Russia

Nikita Petrov (Moscow State University, Russia)

Craig Brandist (University of Sheffield, UK

Vesa Oittinen (Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki, Finland

Panel abstract: Nikolai Bukharin - An Alternative which Did Not Come True?

The panel focuses on the Bolshevik leader Nikolai Bukharin, executed in 1938 after a "show trial" and discusses his ideas as a possible alternative to the Stalinist modernisation. In the 1990's, there has come up much new material on Bukharin, which has not yet been fully evaluated by the historical research. Nevertheless, it is obvious that these materials will significantly change the received picture of him as a politician and Marxist theoretician. It remains the much discussed question of how inevitable the Stalinist course of Russia's development was, a course which was chosen after the defeat of Bukharin in 1929.