Article: 'There was nothing inevitable about the Bolshevik revolution'

Posted on on 07 November 2017
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The Russian uprising of November 1917 could have been short-lived, like so many other failed revolutions of that era, Simon Sebag Montefiore writes in The New York Times.

Had events foiled Lenin, a leader 'who made his own luck', the story of our own times would be radically different, the historian argues, with no Hitler.

Sebag Montefiore notes too that while the West has been discussing the revolution at length, 'Russia is largely pretending it never happened'.

Read the full article in The New York Times.