History Book Discussion: Revolutionary Russia 1891-1991

May 19th, 2019

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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In Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991: A History, Orlando Figes offers a new perspective on the Russian Revolution. While other historians have focused their examinations on the cataclysmic years immediately before and after 1917, Figes showshow the revolution, while it changed in form and character, nevertheless retained the same idealistic goals throughout, from its origins in the famine crisis of 1891 until its end with the collapse of the Soviet regime in 1991. Until the very end of the Soviet system, its leaders believed they were carrying out the revolution Lenin had begun.


Learn more about the Dominican Republic’s dictator and regime of oppression in our exhibition “Liberty to Set Down” now available online! 


This program is free to the public, but reservations are recommended. Reserve your space online or by calling 203-222-1424 ext. 5. Donations are appreciated and can be made online here. For copies of the book, call the Westport Public Library at 203.291.4821


In collaboration with the Westport Public Library, located at the Historical Society.