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OLLI Lecture: Eric Lohr, The Bolshevik Revolution: Reflections on the Cente...

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Did the Bolshevik Revolution 100 years ago transform Russia and change the course of history, or mark a step back into deep Russian historical patterns? What would the alternative histories of Russia look like had a band of extremists with few followers in 1916 not beaten extreme odds to seize and hold power? Would Russia have gone fascist? Would the empire have withered away into relatively weak independent states with a moderately powerful Russian state emerging as the hegemon in the neighborhood? Did anything really change in the 100 years since the revolution, or did Russia in 1991 simply pick up where it left off in 1917?

Eric Lohr is Chair of the History Department at American University who has lectured widely, including in Russia, on the Bolshevik Revolution. He received his MA and PhD from Harvard University, where he was as an assistant professor of history. He is the author of Russian Citizenship: From Empire to Soviet Union, Nationalizing the Russian Empire: The Campaign Against Enemy Aliens During World War I, and is currently writing The Brothers Trubetskoi: Russian Liberals Between Regime and Revolution, and Russia 1914/1918: From Total Mobilization to Total Demobilization.

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