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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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July 1917: The Bolsheviks “become a power”

July 1917: The Bolsheviks “become a power”

Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info A century ago this week, 500,000 workers and soldiers marched through the Russian capital Petrograd, with tens of thousands joining marches in Moscow, Kiev and other cities. The demonstrations on 1 July (18 June according to Russia’s ...

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Russian revolution timeline – June 1917

Russian revolution timeline – June 1917

This is the fifth part of our series on the events of 1917. 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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Sergei Eisenstein’s ‘October’

Sergei Eisenstein’s ‘October’

Reviewed by Diana O’Dwyer ‘October’ by the famous Soviet director, Sergei Eisenstein, is a fascinating film. It is a socialist history that shows us the transformation of society, not simply by the leadership of a handful of individuals, but by ...

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Book Review: Caught in the Revolution

Book Review: Caught in the Revolution

Reviewed by Niall Mulholland (from Socialism Today, May 2017) Helen Rappaport’s Caught in the Revolution provides many telling eyewitness reports from the then capital of Russia, Petrograd (as St Petersburg was renamed at the start of the first world war) ...

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Ten Days that Shook the World by John Reed

Ten Days that Shook the World by John Reed

“With the greatest interest and with never slackening attention I read John Reed’s book, Ten Days that Shook the World. Unreservedly do I recommend it to the workers of the world. Here is a book which I should like to see published ...

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