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David Shub was born in Russia in 1887 and educated there. Over a period of more than fifty years he has had intimate contact with the leaders of every faction in the Russian revolutionary movement, both as a revolutionary and as a close student of Russian affairs.
Mr. Shub became a member of the Russian Social Democratic Party in 1903, at a time when Lenin was one of its leaders. From 1904 to 1905 he lived in the western European centres of Russian revolutionary activity (London, Paris, Geneva), where he often met Lenin and the other leaders of the Social Democratic Party - Bolshevik and Menshevik.
In September 1905 Mr. Shub returned to Russia and participated in the Russian Revolution of 1905-1906. Late in 1906 he was arrested for revolutionary activity and sentenced to exile in Siberia, whence he escaped a year later.
He arrived in the United States in 1908. Since then he maintained close contact with the leading figures of the Russian revolutionary movement and has written extensively on Russian affairs. He was personally acquainted with many of the Bolshevik leaders, including Lenin, Trotsky, and Bukharin, as well as with the outstanding liberals and socialists.
For many years he edited and contributed to liberal, labour and socialist publications in several languages.
He died in 1973.
Taken from Pelican Book A809: Lenin: A Biography by David Shub
- Abramovich, R.
- Aldanov, Mark Aleksandrovich, 1886-1957
- Balabanoff, Angelica, 1878-1965
- Berline, Pavel
- Bourtzeff, Vera
- Černov, Viktor
- Dan, Lidii͡a
- Deĭch, L. G. (Lev Grigorʹevich), 1855-1941
- Figner, Vera, 1852-1942
- Karpovich, Michael, 1888-1959
- Kuskova, Ekaterina
- Nikolayewsky, B. I.
- Revolutionaries -- Soviet Union
- Russia -- History -- Revolution, 1905-1907
- Samoĭlovna, Maria
- Shub, David, 1887-1973
- Vol'skiĭ, Nikolaĭ Vladislavovich, 1879-1964
- Guide to the David Shub Papers
- compiled by Donna Zakoworotny
- September 1971
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.