Lenin and the Russian revolutions

Catherine Merridale recounts the future Soviet leader’s famous 1917 journey to Petrograd, while Helen Rappaport details the fate of foreign nationals caught up in that year’s upheavals.

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Catherine Merridale recounts the future Soviet leader’s famous 1917 train journey across Europe to Petrograd, where he took command of the Bolsheviks. Meanwhile, we speak to Helen Rappaport about some of the foreign nationals then living in Petrograd who witnessed the year’s revolutionary events.

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