The world was not the same after what happened in Saint Petersburg and Moscow during the disruptive months of 1917. What happened and what was the importance? The centenary of the revolution that toppled the Russian Tsars will be the topic of analysis in London on 12th March.
The eight months spanning February to October in 1917 left a mark on the whole world. It was during this time that all the actions were carried out which ended with the deposition of the Tsarist regime.
The planet watched attentively as, during those months, the Russian Empire was put to an end and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics saw the light.
The so-called Russian Revolution had achieved at the beginning the abdication of the Tsar to then bring in Bolshevik power.
An object of great criticism in some sectors and seen as a beacon of hope for others, the Russian Revolution did not leave anyone unaffected. Despite the opposing views, there did exist a generalised agreement: the Revolution was one of the biggest milestones that marked the beginning of the short twentieth century.
Founded in 1922, the fall of the USSR in 1991 would, decades later, mark the end of this period.
100 years from the events that changed the face of a country and international politics as a whole, commemorations, celebrations, studies and debates are taking place across the planet.
One of those will take place in London on 12th March, with the goal of discussing what really happened during the Russian Revolution and its significance. With a panel made up of Mary Davis, Neil Faulkner, Phil Hearse, Kate Hudson, Brendan McGeever, Tansy Hoskin and Simon Pirani, the meeting hopes to become a moment of analysis, but also of entertainment.
The discussion will also be livened up by musical, theatrical, poetic and artistic interludes. The British author and composer, Robb Johnson, will be in charge of the music. He is considered to be one of the recent singers with political content. The poetry lecture will see the turn of the theatre, cinema and television actress, Jennie Stoller.
As well as this, there will also be the artistic presentation of Hugh Tisdale (from Philosophy Football), a short play by Richard Bradbury, books for sale and traditional Russian food.
Date: Sunday 12th March 2017. 13:00 to 18:00. Place: Karibu Centre, 7 Gresham Road, Brixton SW9 7PH. More information here.
Photos: Pixabay – Translated by Donna Davison – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)