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The Great Russian Revolution: Problems of Historical Memory


An important achievement of recent years is the establishment of the idea about the revolution as a complex multifaceted process, which determined all sides of Russia’s political, social, and cultural life. Special attention has been focused on WWI, which was an important factor in the development of revolutionary events, as well as on contradictions generated by the country’s rapid modernization in the postrevolutionary period.

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Correspondence to Yu. A. Petrov.

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Original Russian Text © Yu.A. Petrov, 2018, published in Vestnik Rossiiskoi Akademii Nauk, 2018, Vol. 88, No. 5, pp. 393–395.

Yurii Aleksandrovich Petrov, Dr. Sci. (Hist.), is Director of the RAS Institute of Russian History.

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Petrov, Y.A. The Great Russian Revolution: Problems of Historical Memory. Her. Russ. Acad. Sci. 88, 163–165 (2018).

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  • Great Russian Revolution of 1917
  • WWI
  • transition from agrarian society to industrial society
  • development crisis
  • social tension
  • self-determination of national outskirts