chapter  2
Former Dissidents
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Vladimir Aleksandrovich Antonov-Ovseyenko became an activist in Helsinki, edited Volna, and was also an agitator in Petrograd, where he joined the Party Committee and the city Duma. Georgy Vasilievich Chicherin joined the local Bolshevik organisation, the so-called Berlin section of the Foreign Organisational Committee. He had been induced to do this by the argument over the seizure of power. Adolf Abramovich Ioffe was chosen as the first Ambassador to Germany. Aleksandra Mikhailovna Kollontai was the first woman to join a government and the first woman representative and Ambassador Extraordinary of her country. Karl Bernhardovich Radek published a work on German imperialism which attempted to show its historical line of development and raised the question of a socialist revolution. Mikhail Nikolayevich Tukhachevsky in 1921 and 1922 was elected to the VTsIK, has been a member of all convocations of the TsIK, and was a member of the Belorussian TsIK in 1924 and 1925.