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Knowledge Quarter Private View: Russian Revolution at the British Library

24 August 2017 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

- Free

The Knowledge Quarter is delighted to invite staff from Knowledge Quarter organisations to the next in our series of private breakfast views. It will be on this occasion hosted at the British Library. KQ staff and partner organisations will have the opportunity to have an exclusive last chance look at Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths; the British Library’s new blockbuster exhibition. There will be a curatorial introduction by Katya Rogatchevskaia.

About Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths

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.

Registration: Please click here to book your place.

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Details

Date:
24 August 2017
Time:
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/knowledge-quarter-private-view-russian-revolution-at-the-british-library-tickets-36098611920

Venue

The British Library
96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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