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Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths: A Rare Books London Tour
Thu 1 June 2017, 09:30 – 10:30 BST
Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths. A curator led tour of the British Library exhibition before it is open to the public.
From the fall of Russia’s last Tsar to the rise of the first communist state, this definitive exhibition takes a fresh look at the Russian Revolution 100 years on.
With rarely seen items from both sides of the conflict – from a first edition of the Communist Manifesto to anti-Bolshevik propaganda – this is a unique chance to understand the lesser-known personal stories behind the events that changed the world.
Also on display for the first time, from the British Library’s own archive: Lenin’s handwritten application for a Reader Pass.
Uniting the political and the personal, explore the Russian Revolution’s central characters, most notably Lenin and Trotsky, alongside the tales of ordinary people living through extraordinary times. Did events in Russia in 1917 transform the international landscape forever? Did they shape the world we live in today?
Bringing to life the hope, tragedy and myths of this seismic revolution, discover Russia 1917 – the biggest flame in a world on fire.
£20 per person to include exhibition entry. Numbers are strictly limited.
A Rare Books London event.
ATG is proud to be the media partner of the inaugural Rare Books London 2017 (24 May - 11 June) and is publishing the 2017 Books, Prints and Maps supplement. This dedicated supplement is written by industry specialists and will celebrate the rich history of book dealing and the great expertise that resides in the dealing and auctioneering community, seeking to connect the reader with leading members of the book trade. Subscribers to RBL events will receive a free digital copy of the Supplement on publication.