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What connects the Russian Revolution to the Pacific Northwest?

January 31, 2017

Bolshevik Russian Communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin located in the Fremont, Seattle, Washington neighborhood. Photo Credit: Oded Oron

Glennys Young, professor of history and international studies, spoke to nearly 700 students, faculty and members of the public on Jan. 25 on “The Russian Revolution and the Making of the 20th Century: Global Perspectives at the Centennial.”

The Russian Revolution was once a symbol of hope for the oppressed and a warning sign for those in power. It fueled decades of anticommunist ideologies and policies all over the world, but it also had unlikely connections with the Pacific Northwest.




Watch the video of the talk here