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Caught in the Russian Revolution: the British Community in Petrograd, 1917-1918

Caught in the Russian Revolution: the British Community in Petrograd, 1917-1918

An exhibition exploring the 1917 Russian Revolution. Opens 1 March 2017

Wednesday 1 March - Monday 31 July 2017


The Russian Revolution in 1917 dramatically changed the course of world history. This special exhibition explores the eyewitness accounts of British families who were caught up in the tumultuous events. Their letters, photographs and treasured belongings reveal a story of lives altered forever.

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Caught in the Russian Revolution: the British Community in Petrograd, 1917-1918
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