The consequences of the Russian Revolution continue to influence Russia’s politics and society, and indeed the whole world’s. In 2017, Russia quietly marked the 100th anniversary of the turning points: the abdication of Czar Nicholas II and Lenin’s seizure of power for the Bolshevik party. Follow the quick succession of crises: the collapse of the Romanov dynasty, the end of Russia’s participation in the First World War, the emergence of the Provisional Government, and the fateful rise of Lenin and the Soviet Union.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Explore the vanished world of the Romanov dynasty, which ruled Russia for 300 years.
Learn about the swift events in Russia in 1917.
Discuss the key figures and moments in the Russian Revolutions.
Explore how the Russian Revolutions were perceived around the world.
Analyze the impact of the Russian Revolutions on the modern world
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In this week’s edition of The Royal Fascinator newsletter at CBC News, I discussed recent royal events including King Charles III’s forthcoming visit to Kenya (the first Commonwealth visit of his reign), the Duchess of Edinburgh’s recent visit to Ethiopia and the final season of The Crown series on Netflix.
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I will be delivering an evening lecture (7pm) at North York Central Library in Toronto on Friday October 13 about the history of royal weddings from Victoria and Albert to Harry and Meghan! All are welcome.