"100th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution"

Expo révolution russe

In order to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Great October Socialist revolution the Library invites you to the Salon Davis to see the exhibition of books from our collection dedicated to the history of the event, as well as to explore online the recently digitised books, discovered in our archive fonds.

1917 began with a utopian dream, developing into the euphoria of people's power, but was followed by years of civil war, deprivation and terror. Since then, Russia has been unable to reach a consensus regarding the reasons and consequences of this social cataclysm which provoked violent transformation of societies, ruptures in world orders and changing international politics. Will the centenary of the Revolution facilitate Russian society reconciliation?

Sections of the exhibition:

  • The history of the Great October Socialist Revolution
  • The analysis of the Revolution by its participants Trotsky, Kerensky, Sukhanov
  • The Mensheviks and Anarchists’ views on the Revolution
  • The first celebrations of the Great October Socialist Revolution
  • The October Revolution through the eyes of European witnesses
  • Boris Souvarine and the Communist International

Contact: Svetlana Yakimovich