Celebrating Red October: A Story of the Ten Anniversaries of the Russian Revolution, 1927–2017

@article{Torbakov2018CelebratingRO,
  title={Celebrating Red October: A Story of the Ten Anniversaries of the Russian Revolution, 1927–2017},
  author={I. Torbakov},
  journal={Scando-Slavica},
  year={2018},
  volume={64},
  pages={30 - 7}
}
ABSTRACT This essay seeks to shed light on how the constantly evolving Soviet system shaped and reshaped the myth of Red October and how post-Soviet ruling elites treated the memory surrounding the 1917 Russian Revolution while pursuing political ends. At the center of the analysis are the politics of history and commemorative practices of the past ten decades, with the demise of communist ideology and the breakup of the Soviet Union serving as clear rupture points. Through its focus on… Expand
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