Exhibition: Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths

This exhibition CLOSED on Tue, 29th Aug 2017

This exhibition has finished.

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: £13.50


From the collapse of the Russian monarchy to the rise of Communism, this exhibition takes a look at the Russian Revolution 100 years on.

With rarely seen items from both sides of the conflict – from a first edition of the Communist Manifesto to anti-Bolshevik propaganda – this is a unique chance to understand the lesser-known personal stories behind the events that changed the world.

Also on display for the first time, from the library’s own archive: Lenin’s handwritten application for a Reader Pass to visit the British Library.

Uniting the political and the personal, explore the Russian Revolution’s central characters, most notably Lenin and Trotsky, alongside the tales of ordinary people living through extraordinary times. Did events in Russia in 1917 transform the international landscape forever? Did they shape the world we live in today?

Bringing to life the hope, tragedy and myths of this seismic revolution, discover Russia 1917 – the biggest flame in a world on fire.


Witness a world disrupted, shocked and changed forever


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Location

The British Library,

96 Euston Road, London,
NW1 2DB

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