History Book Discussion: Revolutionary Russia 1891-1991

Sunday, May 19, 2019 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991: A History, Orlando Figes offers a new perspective on the Russian Revolution. While other historians have focused their examinations on the cataclysmic years immediately before and after 1917, Figes shows how the revolution, while it changed in form and character, nevertheless retained the same idealistic goals throughout, from its origins in the famine crisis of 1891 until its end with the collapse of the Soviet regime in 1991. Until the very end of the Soviet system, its leaders believed they were carrying out the revolution Lenin had begun.

Location: Westport Historical Society, 25 Avery Place

For copies of the book, phone 203.291.4821.

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