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Russian Revolution in Color:

The Revolutionary Sailors of Kronshtadt

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The Revolutionary Sailors of Kronshtadt

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In 1917, the sailors stationed at Kronshtadt were literate, well-trained, and treated little better than animals. It was a revolution waiting to happen.


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The Russian Revolution, one of the defining moments in world history, began as a simple demonstration over bread. But the demands of factory workers soon transformed into a political movement that became so powerful it brought one of the greatest empires to its knees. Relive the first stages in Russia's new era of socialism, from optimistic beginnings to the ominous direction it took under the rule of Lenin and the Bolshevik Party.

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