Interpreting the Russian Revolution

The Language and Symbols of 1917

By Orlando Figes; Boris Kolonitsk; Boris Kolonitskii (Joint Author)
(Yale University Press, Hardcover, 9780300081060, 224pp.)

Publication Date: October 1999

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The authors examine the diverse ways that language and other symbols--including flags and emblems, public rituals, songs, and codes of dress--were used to identify competing sides and to create new meanings in Russia's political struggles of 1917. 32 illustrations.
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