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Insights Public Lecture - Lenin on the Train

Insights Public Lecture - Lenin on the Train


Professor Catherine Merridale FBA, writer and historian

  • Tuesday 28th February 2017 17:30
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In April 1917, at the height of the First World War, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin took a train from his place of exile in Zurich. He was the leader of the most intransigent of Marxist factions, the Russian Bolsheviks, and he was heading for the revolutionary Russian capital, Petrograd. As the centenary of this event approaches, this lecture will explore the politics and retrace the route – which includes a cast of plotters, chancers, spies and dreamers – behind the most momentous train journey in history.

Tuesday 28th February, 17:30-18:45

Free admission, all seats are allocated on a first-come first-served basis.


Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne

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