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Despite the physical, and psychical proximity between the spaces they lived, work they did, people they met, vision they developed, and destiny they shared; there has been no historical study establishing any kind of, direct or indirect, relationships between Alexander Alexandrovich (Malinowski) Bogdanov and Mirsaid Sultan Galiev, two forgotten precursors of the 1917 Russian Revolution.
Both Bogdanov and Sultan Galiev were artists, teachers, and Communist leaders who were eliminated by the primary names of the Bolshevik revolution. As it is widely believed, Bogdanov lost the quarrel he gave with Lenin for the leadership of the Bolshevik faction of, then, Russian Social Democratic Labor Party. And Sultan Galiev was the first high ranked Bolshevik leader who got arrested under Stalin’s rule, and expelled from the party as all the political positions he was holding. After being expelled from active politics, both Bogdanov and Sultan Galiev took up managerial positions at the Socialist (later Communist) Academy. While Bogdanov was leading the Social Sciences department at Moscow center, Sultan Galiev was one of the three managers at the second main branch opened in Kazan.
The present research is a part of a broader project that aims to analyze the contemporary relevance of Bogdanov’s methodology and Sultan Galiev’s strategic vision, with regard to the theory and practice of global labour class formation and the organization of the world wide emancipation of the oppressed peoples. The research aims to trace and establish the relationship between these two names, by investigating any influence of Bogdanov's elaborated scientific philosophy (Empriomonism / Tektology) on the political and strategical vision Sultan Galiev developed (Muslim National Communism and Colonial Internationalism).