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Russian Revolution centenary

Who were the Mensheviks?

07 February 2017
The Mensheviks were revolutionaries, but ended up siding with forces opposed to the Russian Revolution. How did this happen?

Why it’s better to be Bolshie

07 February 2017
Revolts repeatedly break out, but they don’t always win. The Bolshevik party in Russia showed how socialist organisation plays a critical role in driving revolutions forward to victory

1905—a ‘dress rehearsal’ for the Russian Revolution

31 January 2017
Twelve years before the 1917 Russian Revolution, another uprising shook the Tsarist regime to its core

Savagery and splendour under the Tsars

24 January 2017
After the Tsar’s fall in 1917, a whole industry sprung up to paint his dynasty as martyrs. In reality, they were brutal dictators

The Lower Depths shows a society that’s ready to burst

24 January 2017
Arcola Theatre’s production of Maxim Gorky’s play captures the contradictions of pre-revolutionary Russia and the potential for change, writes Julie Sherry

Mutiny and rebellion in the shadow of a world war

18 January 2017
The brutality of the First World War and shortages at home meant Russian soldiers were ready to rise up in 1917

Was Russia too backward for a socialist revolution?

10 January 2017
The Russian working class was a minority in a backward society, but it wielded power disproportionate to its small size

A hundred years on from the 1917 Russian Revolution - when workers stormed heaven

03 January 2017
A hundred years ago the 1917 Russian Revolution ushered in a radical new society. We start our anniversary coverage with a look at a year that changed the world

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