• History,  Russian revolution,  Travel

    Petrograd, the city of trouble, 1914-1918 (Saint Petersburg) PDF book by Meriel Buchanan

    Petrograd, the city of trouble, 1914-1918 (Saint Petersburg) PDF book by Meriel  Buchanan Petrograd, the city of trouble It has been one of the characteristics of the Russian Revolution’ — perhaps of every Revolution — that the spectators of its evolution have named every fresh development a climax. Looking back now through the events in Russia during 1917, one sees the abdication of the Czar, the revolt of Korniloff, the Bolshevik coup d’Stat as successive climaxes, but none of them as, in any sense, an ultimate climax; although one is now a year and a half from that first wonderful day in March when the Cossacks lined the Nevski and…

  • Communism,  History,  Russian revolution

    Through the Russian revolution PDF book (1921) by Albert Rhys Williams (With Illustrations)

    Through the Russian revolution PDF book (1921) by Albert Rhys Williams Lenin Excerpt from the introduction: In Moscow, I saw two peasant soldiers gazing at a poster being stuck up on a kiosk. “We can’t read a word of it,” they cried, indignant tears in their eyes. “The Czar only wanted us to plow and fight and pay taxes. He didn’t want us to read. He put out our eyes.” “To put out the eyes” of the masses, to put out their minds and consciences, was the deliberate policy of the Russian autocracy. For centuries the people were steeped in ignorance, narcotized by the church, terrorized by the Black Hundreds,…