The Revolutions of 1917

URSS-Russian_aviation_red_starSmallThere were some terrific posts this week and putting the slider together was fun. I tried to highlight good posts that dealt with different aspects of the revolutions of 1917. I was surprised and impressed at how well the posts fit together to present a coherent view of the turbulent times of the revolutionary era. Kornilov’s attempted coup attracted lots of attention, as did Order No. 1 (which we’ll talk about tomorrow), and the antipathy between the Bolsheviks and the Russian Orthodox Church. Competition for the “Student Choice” award was pretty keen, but the nod went to a balanced, thoughtful post on religion that we’ll discuss in tandem with this one tomorrow.  Please look at the red star and Comrades’ Corner posts, as we will work with them (and the documents and images they use) in class. You might want to bring your computer with you, especially if you find it difficult to read from the projector screen.

The Blog Beautification / Hero of Labor award goes to Austin, whose site is now a pleasure to behold.

A. Nelson

I am a historian of Russia with expertise in cultural history and emerging interests in animal studies and environmental history. My current research projects include studies of the Soviet space dogs, the significance of the Belyaev fox domestication project, and the cultural implications of domestication, particularly in Eurasia. 

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