Monday, November 06, 2017

Revolution, what revolution? Russians show little interest in 1917 centenary

Revolution, what revolution? Russians show little interest in 1917 centenary

Tomorrow is the 100th anniversary.

"During the Soviet period, 7 November was a public holiday and one of the biggest state celebrations of the year, with round numbers marked with particular pomp."

Putin is unenthusiastic about celebrating the people's overthrow of a Czar, which I can understand, given that he now IS the Czar.

3 comments:

  1. Nov. 8th is now the day Putin's celebrates Russian victories.

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    1. I think they have changed the official public holiday (no work) to November 4

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  2. Hah. I think I got one past you, Scoop. I was thinking Nov. 8th, as in, Nov. 8, 2016.

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