Author: Lion Wedel
Relation of the “capital” to development of the Russian peasant community’s
It is a premise that the analysis of the genesis of capital in Capital is dedicated to the Western European countries. That means that the history stages described for the western hemisphere by Marx are not destined to Russia or any other cultural region across the globe except Western European (see Marx, 1881: p.2).
We can conclude that there is no evidence of Marx’s position on the destruction of the commons related to Russia in Capital. Without a specific analysis of the Russian Mir we’re not able to speak about a historical inevitability of the destruction of the Russian Commons. Out of these reasons Marx wrote down his analysis of the Russian Commons in a correspondence with Vera Zasulich.