The Russian Revolution's Origins: A Narrative Timeline with Vadim Malinovsky

The Russian Revolution's Origins: A Narrative Timeline with Vadim Malinovsky


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The Bolshevik Revolution happened in 1917, but to truly understand the root causes of this historical moment (and the diverse philosophies of the revolution's key players) we need to venture back in time to review the political conflicts of the 19th century Russia. This discussion will be concentrated on that era's primary political movements  – and how they each reached a crescendo decades later.

Our conversation will start from the uprising of Decembrists in 1825 and connect the dots between several social movements thereafter – chief among them, the Narodniks. We will meet several main characters of the revolution's origin story – writers and thinkers such as Alexander Herzen (who is considered to be “the Father of Russian Socialism”) and leading theoretician of “Russian nihilism” Nicholas Chernyshevsky (who was later praised by Karl Marx).

Led by historian Vadim Malinovsky, participants will learn about the many political affiliations of Russian revolutionaries and idealists during the 19th century. Designed to inspire curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased understanding of the intertwined events, philosophies, and politicians that sparked the Russian Revolution.

To learn more about contemporary Russian politics, we invite you to explore Russian Government and its Opposition: Contemporary Conflicts Explained with Vadim Malinovsky.

Vadim is a historian (MA) who has graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University. His focus is contemporary Russian history. He is working on a PhD dissertation on Stalin’s national policy.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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He was organized. You could tell he knew the subject matter.

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Marina Devine (Victoria, CA)
Excellent condensation of a complex historical narrative

Very well-organized and complete presentation of the main Russian players, groups, ideas and events of the 19th and early 20th century that led to the Russian Revolution(s). Vadim expertly packs a lot of important history into a small time slot. Very useful for readers of Russian literature as well as travelers!

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He was organized. You could tell he knew the subject matter.

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Marina Devine (Victoria, CA)
Excellent condensation of a complex historical narrative

Very well-organized and complete presentation of the main Russian players, groups, ideas and events of the 19th and early 20th century that led to the Russian Revolution(s). Vadim expertly packs a lot of important history into a small time slot. Very useful for readers of Russian literature as well as travelers!

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