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Russia: The Specter of Revolution – Part 1

Russian leader Vladimir Putin (center) meets in the Kremlin with officials in charge of developing a new national system of teaching Russian history. (Photo: Russian Presidential Press Service)

Part 1 of a 2-Part Series 
 
The centennial of the Russian revolutionary events of 1917 is presenting the Kremlin with a difficult dilemma. Vladimir Putin’s regime simply cannot ignore one of key points of Russian history, and yet it seems to be struggling to fit the story of 1917’s political upheaval into its preferred historical narrative, which puts a premium on stability.
 

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Igor Torbakov is Senior Fellow at Uppsala University and at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs in Stockholm, Sweden.

Russia: The Specter of Revolution – Part 1

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