WorldLink host Neil King sat down with his colleague Mikhail Bushuev from DW's Russian department to hear his personal take on the legacy of the Russian Revolution.
The Communist Party may still be the largest opposition party in the Russian parliament, but as Russia marks the 100th anniversary of 1917, celebrations of the Bolshevik Revolution have been decidedly muted.
Without the Bolshevik victory in 1917, decolonization across Africa may have played out in a much different fashion. Many liberation movements were inspired by the Russian Revolution.
The Russian Revolution has gone down in history as the victory of the workers and peasants over the czarist rulers. Few people realize the German kaiser was also involved: He gave aid to the Bolsheviks in 1917.
The centennial of the Russian Revolution could present an occasion for reflection in Russia. Instead, the historian Karl Schlögel writes, the national mood is one of bewilderment and indifference.
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