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Major group exhibition 'The Return of Memory' on view at HOME, Manchester

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Unofficial histories, suppressed memories and strategies of resistance all converge in our new major group exhibition, which seeks to readdress the legacy of the Russian Revolution on its centenary by exploring how contemporary artists are responding to the state of the "New East" today. Show More Summary

Editorial: For Russian Artists in 1917, Art Was the Thing, Not Revolution

4 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

Amid suffering and chaos, painters of every leaning largely continued doing what they had been doing, whether to mark time or to provide escape.

The Proper Rebuttal Of The PERMANENT BLACK LEFTIST REVOLUTION From Cornell West, Ta-Nahisi Coates And Yvette Carnell - OBAMA SENT YOUR HOOKWORM MEDICINE TO PROTECT EUROPE FROM A RUSSIAN INVASION

WHERE IS THE MONEY THAT THE "FAKE RELIGION OF BLACK POLITICS" IS PUTTING INTO BLACK PEOPLE'S POCKETS? OBAMA SENT $2 BILLION FROM THE US TAX BASE TO PROTECT EUROPE FROM A RUSSIAN INVASION The American Containerized Black Support For Obama...Show More Summary

“No Questions”: The Russian Revolution, My Father, and Me

David Sipress writes about his father’s silence on his family and past, an old family photograph he cherishes, and his fascination with Russia and its history.

Did a vodka ban precipitate the Russian Revolution?

Mark Forsyth’s A Short History of Drunkenness is a highly entertaining collection of facts and stories relating to alcohol

Russian Revolution Centenary Concert: Ilona Domnich, Paul Whelan, Nigel Foster & Gabriel Woolf

Arthur Ransome in Russia in 1917 Rachmaninov, Borodin, Mussorgsky, Alyabyev, Tchaikovsky; Ilona Domnich, Paul Whelan, Nigel Foster; London Song Festival at Hinde Street Methodist Church Reviewed by Anthony Evans on Dec 8 2017 Star rating:...Show More Summary

A Year in Reading: Stephen Dodson

I wasn’t planning to make Yuri Slezkine’s The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution my lead review as I was reading it; it seemed overlong and somewhat scattered.  But by the time I was done, I realized I had been badly mistaken: Slezkine knew exactly what he was doing, and the book … The post A Year in Reading: Stephen Dodson appeared first on The Millions.

Weekend reading

(Scott Johnson) I want to take the liberty of drawing attention to weekend reading of special interest without commentary from me. I recommend: • Douglas Murray, “The Russian Revolution, 100 years on.” Murray looks back at what Communism wrought and decries its continuing appeal. Show More Summary

How Did 1917 Change the West?

The US and Europe were more influenced by the Russian revolution of 1917 than they care to admit.

The Bolshevik Revolution and a century of death and destruction

Until a century ago, Karl Marx was an unpracticed intellectual, a prolix babbler who’s thoughts remained an ideal rather than a reality. Then came the Bolshevik Revolution. On November 7 (October 25 in the old Russian calendar) the Soviet Union was effectively born. This event may have been as momentous as the war which spawned […]

The Russian gardening revolution: where the good life meets luxury

2 months agoHumor / odd : The Sideshow

The winds of change are blowing in a new Russian Revolution that’s having a dramatic impact on some of the last vestiges of the Soviet Union and is making its mark in the UK, too. A people once ordered to dedicate any patches of soil they had to producing fruit and vegetables are now embracing the joys of gardening for pleasure. Show More Summary

Required Reading

2 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

This week, Tom of Finland jewelry, TJ Clark on the art of the Russian Revolution, artist Rosemarie Koczy may have been lying about a past in Nazi concentration camps, a war of words over Boyle Heights, a manicure with pimples, and more. The post Required Reading appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Caplan on Communism

(November 17, 2017 11:20 AM, by David Henderson) Before the Russian Revolution of 1917, "socialism" and "communism" were synonyms. Both referred to economic systems in which the government owns the means of production. The two terms diverged in meaning largely as a result of the political theory... (3 COMMENTS)

Why We Still Need Chekhov's Plays, Even After A Century

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Lyn Gardner: "If the anniversary of the Russian revolution offers one reason for the current glut of Chekhov revivals, the other may well be the way the plays speak so directly to a world in flux, where the characters cannot comprehend or adjust to the cultural, social and political earthquakes that engulf them."

Sotheby's to hold dedicated sale of Soviet art to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

In a few weeks? time, Sotheby?s will hold its first dedicated auction of Soviet Art to coincide with the centenary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, one of the defining moments of the 20th century. Still too little understood outside the...Show More Summary

Janet Fitch explains what it took to go back to Russia 100 years ago in 'The Revolution of Marina M.'

My new novel debuts on the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, which is also the historical moment of the book. It didn’t take me quite 100 years to write “The Revolution of Marina M.,” but 11 years was long enough. Unlike my last books, “White Oleander” and “Paint It Black,” set in the...

Disaster In Red: The 100th Anniversary Of The Russian Socialist Revolution

Authored by Richard Ebeling via The Future of Freedom Foundation, November 7, 2017, marked the one hundredth anniversary of the Russian (or Bolshevik) Revolution in Russia that happened on that date in November 1917, which lead to the...Show More Summary

Moscow reluctant to mark 1917 Revolution anniversary

Russian authorities were reluctant to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution on Tuesday, with just low-key events being held to mark an uprising that launched more than 70 years of Communist rule. PresidentShow More Summary

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