Comment on Shot Like Partridges by amy925

The way that you used the two different documents to analyze the Kronstadt uprising was incredibly effective. It showed how the Bolsheviks were eager to control the people, and the people did not want that. They wanted more freedoms, and the Bolsheviks did not want to give them an inch. Good job on your blogpost!

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Comment on Silent Cinema: The Eisenstein Behind It by amy925

Your blogpost topic was a really good choice. Taking the topic of cinema and analyzing it is incredibly informative in addition to entertaining. I agree with Leah’s comment about how the Bolsheviks were quite smart to try to gain support through a method that was widely available to the masses. Good job on your post!

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Comment on Food Supply in 1917 by amy925

I really liked this blogpost. The flyer at the beginning of your post was a great choice. The most interesting thing about this post though is the two excerpts from the telegrams. The thing that caught my eye about both of those was that the Jews fled the city as soon as the riots started occurring. It alludes to the horrible treatment of the Jews at the time period. Overall, great job on your post!

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Comment on Trouble with the Church by amy925

As evidenced by your blog post, Russia takes separation of church and state to the next level. The Bolsheviks completely turned on the church because they believed it was the “opium of the people”. This post makes me wonder about the separation of church and state in the United States. Was is ever this extreme? Or was the separation a much smoother transition?

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Comment on An Unknown Priest and the “Little Father” by amy925

I agree with Hannah that it was a really interesting angle to take on the man behind the Bloody Sunday march. Most people know the story of what happened on that horrible day, but not too much information on what happened to Gapon after the events transgressed. I think it is interesting that the NY Times reported on Gapon. It shows that even more than 100 years ago the world was becoming a globalized place.

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Comment on Rise and Fall of Sergei Witte by amy925

I really enjoyed your blogpost about Sergei Witte. The most interesting part was about how Witte was never fully accepted into high class society, even though he was born of high society. It shows a lot about the attitudes of the time and how the nobles did not want a changing climate, and that is just what Witte was pushing them towards. I also really liked the illustration of Witte and the Tsar. Once anything has become an illustration it somehow seems to stick in my mind! Altogether good job on your blogpost!

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Comment on Religion in the Soviet Era by amy925

I would be incredibly curious to see what the monastery looks like today inside. I would like to see if there are still parts of the monastery that resemble what it looked like when it was a military hospital, a camp for POWs, a prison, a hostel, or a nursing home! The building holds so much history, it would be interesting to see how much of that history has survived through the years. I would also like to see it simply because it looks like such a beautiful building with amazing architecture.

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