Orlando Figes

is a British historian who has written widely about contemporary Russian history. His books include A People’s Tragedy: Russian Revolution 1891–1924 (1996), Natasha’s Dance: A Cultural History of Russia (2002), The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin’s Russia (2007), Just Send Me Word: A True Story of Love and Survival in the Gulag (2012) and Revolutionary Russia, 1891–1991 (2014).


Cover for: The legacies of 1917

What does the Bolshevik revolution, whose 100th anniversary falls this week, mean for Russia? Historian Orlando Figes speaks to the editor of Eurozine partner journal ‘Letras Libres’, Daniel Gascón, about some of its key themes – and explains that Russia has yet to come to terms with the consequences of 1917.

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