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El-Lissitzky, ‘Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge!’ (1919) Typeset on paper.

Art and politics in revolutionary Russia – part 1

The Russian Revolution inspired a generation of artists to create new forms of artistic expression. In the first of a series of illustrated articles Paul Rouhan explores the art of the revolution

  • Written by Paul Rouhan
  • Category: History
Muslim fighters from Tatarstan join the Bolshevik Red Army in 1918. Source: Dawn

The moon and stars: Bolshevism and Islam

The young Soviet Union took measures which were radical in giving power to indigenous people, including the Muslim peoples of Central Asia

  • Written by Chris Bambery
  • Category: History
The Petrograd Soviet Assembly meeting in 1917

Russia's road to revolution

The revolutionary events of 1905 profoundly affected the revolutionary parties themselves, argues Sean Ledwith

  • Written by Sean Ledwith
  • Category: History