) were a group of radical Bolsheviks
who demanded to cease all participation of the RSDLP
in legal state establishments, in particular, to recall the RSDLP representatives from the State Duma
, hence the name ("to recall" is otozvat
in Russian). Among the prominent Otzovists were Alexander Bogdanov
, Mikhail Pokrovsky
, Anatoly Lunacharsky
, and Andrei Bubnov
The debates among Boslheviks whether to boycott the new constituency of the Russian parliament known as the Third Duma started after the defeat of the revolution in mid-1907 and the adoption of a new, highly restrictive election law.
- James D. White, "The First Pravda and the Russian Marxist Tradition", Soviet Studies, Vol. 26, No. 2 (Apr., 1974), pp. 181-204.