British Library Russian Revolution : Hope, Tragedy, Myths

Russian Revolution : Hope, Tragedy, Myths

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'A visual treat' - Dublin Review of Books

A richly illustrated book telling the story of the Russian Revolution and its consequences for people across Russia

One hundred years ago events in Russia took the world by storm. In February 1917, in the middle of World War I and following months of protest and political unrest, Tsar Nicholas II abdicated. Later that year a new political force, the socialist Bolshevik Party, seized power under the leadership of Vladimir Lenin. A bloody civil war and period of extraordinary hardship for Russians finally led to the establishment of the Soviet Union.

This book accompanies a major exhibition that re-examines the Russian Revolution in light of recent research, focusing on the experiences of ordinary Russians living through extraordinary times. The Revolution was not a single event but a complex process of dramatic change. The story of the Revolution is told here through posters, maps, postcards, letters, newspapers and literature, photographs and personal accounts. Leading experts on Russian history reveal the Revolution as a utopian project that had traumatic consequences for people across Russia and beyond.

 Details
  • Author: Ekaterina Rogatchevskaia, Lead Curator of East European Collections at the British Library
  • Hardcover: 224 pages | 125 colour illustrations
  • Date published: April 2017
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0712356770
  • Product Dimensions: 28.0 x 22.0 cm

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