The Russian Revolution

In 1917 as revolution swept through Russia, Irena Sergevna Konkayevich watched battles between the White Army and the Bolsheviks outside her family’s flat in Moscow, close to the Kremlin.

The Bolsheviks, led by Lenin, were fighting for control of Moscow.

Historian Orlando Figes adds insight to this eyewitness account.

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10 minutes

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Tue 3 Nov 2009 08:50 GMT

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