By Paul Gessell
One can’t say for sure, but maybe, just maybe, the gold, bejewelled parasol handles on exhibition in Montreal these days were the real cause of Russia’s Bolshevik Revolution in 1917. 844 more words
By George Volkov
The 24th of January will mark the anniversary of the death of Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known as Lenin.
Nearly a century has passed since Lenin passed away, at the early age of 53, due to a four strokes, and 2 gunshot wounds, that were left inside his body because it would be more risk to him than to take them out. 527 more words
Peter Carl Fabergé is celebrated in today’s Google Doodle, so we decided to delve into five interesting facts about the world-famous jeweler:
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1 Peter Carl Fabergé — the legendary Russian jeweler — was born 166 years ago today, which places his life at the very end of the Czarist era of Russian history.
The mass line was first articulated by Mao Zedung dunring the revolution in China. The mass line can be summed up as “from the masses to the masses.” This is a process whereby the scattered and unsystematic ideas of the masses are concentrated through study, then propagated back to the masses until they embrace them as their own. 2,718 more words
Lars T. Lih.
London: Reaktion Books, 2011.
Pp. 235. $16.95.
Too often, when the name of Lenin is brought up in this day and age, it conjures up certain uncomfortable images in the popular and academic mind. 1,541 more words