The Russian Revolution 1917-1922 and its impact on World War 1 and the British & European Labour Movement

We are excited to announce the launch of a website (The Russian Revolution 1917-1922 and its impact on World War 1 and the British & European Labour Movement) to accompany a special exhibition celebrating the centenary of the Russian Revolution. The exhibition was researched and written by Professor Mary Davis and Tommy Hodgson using the same sources Read more about The Russian Revolution 1917-1922 and its impact on World War 1 and the British & European Labour Movement[…]

A Brief History of the Russian Revolution

In 1917, Russia went through two revolutions. The first revolution began in February, following Russia’s disastrous participation in the First World War and looming economic collapse. A series of major strikes, demonstrations and mutinies took place in Petrograd against food shortages and soaring inflation. Workers and soldiers formed the Petrograd Soviet, which refused to acknowledge Read more about A Brief History of the Russian Revolution[…]

Modern Records Centre

Images kindly provided by The Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick In October 1973, the Modern Records Centre was founded with the intention of locating and preserving primary sources for modern British social, political and economic history – concentrating particularly on the national history of industrial relations, industrial politics and labour history. The MRC holds Read more about Modern Records Centre[…]

Morning Star

Images kindly provided by the Marx Memorial Library How the Morning Star marked previous anniversaries of the Russian Revolution, courtesy of the Marx Memorial Library and Workers’ School collection. Articles from two previous anniversaries 1967, 1992 The Marx Memorial Library & Workers’ School was founded in 1933 in response to the rise of fascism in Europe. Its aim Read more about Morning Star[…]