The College of Liberal Arts' University Forum lecture series presents The Significance of the Russian Revolution 100 Years On a talk by Sergei Nikitich Khrushchev, Professor of Intercultural Studies, Brown University.
7 November 2017 brings the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik seizure of power, an event that profoundly altered the course of Russian, European, and world history. For Russia itself, the consequences were momentous, and the revolution also had profound effects on interwar politics in Europe and made possible the Cold War that framed various aspects of life across the globe. In some sense, then, we continue to live in the shadow of the Russian Revolution. This forum lecture features the reflections on this seminal event of a person uniquely qualified to grasp its deeper meaning: Sergei Nikitich Khrushchev, son of the premier of the USSR in the momentous years after Stalin's death, and himself the author of numerous books and articles on his father, the Cold War, and the USSR's great-power status.