Researches about Ukraine

Reframing Revolutions: Russia’s Centenary of 1917



A leading Bolshevik historian once described history as “politics projected into the past.” Russian officials today seem to do their utmost to give these words of Mikhail Pokrovsky a ring of truth. When it comes to the Revolutions of 1917, however, projecting an historical interpretation that enforces the legitimacy of Vladimir Putin’s regime is not so easy. The very word “revolution” has negative and dangerous connotations for the current government and is inseparable from 1917. Neither is downplaying or sanitising …read more

Source: Intersection

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