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|Description:||xx, 923 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||The dynasty --
Unstable pillars --
Icons and cockroaches --
Red ink --
First blood --
Last hopes --
A war on three fronts --
Glorious February --
The freest country in the world --
The agony of the provisional government --
Lenin's revolution --
Last dreams of the old world --
The revolution goes to war --
The new regime triumphant --
Defeat in victory --
Deaths and departures.
Patriotic general Brusilov, the progressive peasant Semenov, the critical socialist Maxim Gorky ... individuals whose lives collapsed under the weight of history. Thus develops a remarkable and unique perspective on what is considered by some to be the century's most important event. Figes depicts the revolution as a tragedy - both for the Russians as a people and for so many individuals whose lives became caught up in the storm. Yet he also shows that the major social.
Forces - the peasantry, the workers, the soldiers, and the subject people of the empire - were not just the victims of the Bolsheviks but also actors in their own complex revolutionary tragedies. Figes argues that the failure of democracy in 1917 was deeply rooted in Russian culture and social history and that what had begun as a people's revolution contained the seeds of its degeneration into violence and dictatorship.
- Russia -- History -- Nicholas II, 1894-1917.
- Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921.
- Soviet Union -- History -- 1917-1936.
- Soviet Union.
- Sowjetunion -- Bürgerkrieg.
- Russischer Bürgerkrieg (1917-1921)
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