Tweeting the Russian revolution: RT’s #1917LIVE and social media re-enactments as public diplomacy

@article{Crilley2020TweetingTR,
  title={Tweeting the Russian revolution: RT’s \#1917LIVE and social media re-enactments as public diplomacy},
  author={Rhys Crilley and M. Gillespie and A. Willis},
  journal={European Journal of Cultural Studies},
  year={2020},
  volume={23},
  pages={354 - 373}
}
Throughout 2017, the Russian state broadcaster, RT (formerly Russia Today), commemorated the centenary of the 1917 revolution with a social media re-enactment. Centred on Twitter, the 1917LIVE project involved over 90 revolution-era characters tweeting in real time as if the 1917 revolution was happening live on social media. This article is based on an analysis of a sample of tweets by users who engaged with 1917LIVE, alongside focus group discussions with its followers. We argue that a… Expand

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