21. The Russian Revolution: A Hundred Years Later
Barbara Engel in conversation with David Shneer
The Russian revolution of 1917 was a watershed in world history, where the Bolsheviks party established the first Marxist state in the world. Strikes, protests and demonstrations, including food riots, mostly by women, helped spark the uprising that led to the downfall of the tsar in February and prepared the way for the triumph of the Bolsheviks the following fall. Barbara Engel and David Shneer speak in a riveting session about the events that preceded and followed the revolution as well as its legacy today.