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Review: ‘Russian Revolution – hope, tragedy, myths’

Review: ‘Russian Revolution – hope, tragedy, myths’

Reviewed by Niall Mulholland “In 1917, the process of long-overdue social and political change in the Russian empire took the form of a revolution… [which] sparked hopes that an ideal social order was achievable…” Unlike the recent (London) Royal Academy ...

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July Days 1917: Battles with counterrevolution

July Days 1917: Battles with counterrevolution

Judy Beishon, from the Socialist 12 July 2017 (weekly paper of the Socialist Party, England  & Wales) Massive demonstrations involving nearly a million people erupted in Petrograd on 2-3 July 1917, in a colossal outburst of anger and discontent. Workers, ...

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Russian Revolution timeline – July/August 1917

Below we look at the events of July and August 1917 in Russia. Dates are given in the old style Julian calendar used in Russia at the time. This was 13 days earlier than the Gregorian calendar (adopted in Russia ...

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