Spreading the Word: Experiencing the Chaos of Revolution

This short video offers a first-person account of the 1917 revolution(s) in Russia. It comes from a personal diary of Pitirim Sorokin who lived through the chaos of that time and, luckily for us, recorded his experiences, feelings, and thoughts. A truly valuable, always timely, and sobering reminder of the tsunami-like nature of revolutions. This key-events timeline can also be helpful. The last part of the video talks about the events of 8 November (26 October according to the Julian calendar which was replaced in 1918) when “[t]he Bolsheviks take control of the Winter Palace, the last remaining holdout of the Provisional Government.” Enjoy!

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Keeping up the “Spreading the Word” tradition, every weekend, I hope to share an article I’ve read or a video I’ve seen and thought inspiring and insightful. I feel it is essential to take good care both of our physical and mental well-being. Humans have always turned and returned to storytelling to find meaning. My weekends’ “Spreading the Word” posts are an online version of sharing meaningful stories.   

keep exploring and storytelling!

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