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The Russian Revolution Centenary: 1917-2017 Politics, Propaganda and People's Art

This exhibition is dedicated to the centenary of the Russian Revolution that took place in October of 1917. This revolution was a tragic social experiment that came to end with the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. However, its repercussions are felt even one hundred years later. This revolution can be considered to be the last revolution in the series of revolts in the 19th century Russian Empire that began with the Decembrist uprising of 1825, followed by 1905 Russian Revolution, and finally the February 1917 revolution that led to the abdication of the Tsar Nicholas II. The Socialist Revolution that took place on 25 October (7 November 1917 new style calendar) was led by the Bolsheviks. It is thus often called as the Red October or Bolshevik Revolution in the West. The exhibition is divided into three interlinked themes. These are as follows- Politics, Propaganda and People's Art. This exhibition highlights faculty publications of the University of California system. This is an online component of the exhibition that was held in Moffitt Library in the Fall of 2017. This exhibition is curated by Dr. Liladhar R. Pendse, who is a librarian for East European, Eurasian and Slavic Studies collections at UC Berkeley.