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The memory of October 1917 in Russia today.

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Lecture number
4
Date
04-11-2017
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paul and konstantin

On the 19th of December 2016 Russian president Vladimir Putin signed the bill on celebration of the anniversary of The Great Russian revolution (1917-1922) on the state level. '1917' remains an important date for Russian history and the centenary is marked by a wide range of publications and discussions on this question. In addition to the the state-organized activities and discourse, there exists grass-roots discussions on the meaning of October 1917. This talk will discuss the official celebration process, the state ideology of the Russian state and its view of 1917, and the currents discussion in Russian literature and media.

Konstantin Kharitonov is a historian, specialized in the socialist movement in Russia, and connected with the Center for Social-Political History in Moscow. 

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