Images from the Russian Revolution

One of the great things about being in a place where the memory of communism refuses to die is stumbling across some amazing books. A couple of weeks ago at the Mauerpark Flea Market in East Berlin, we stumbled on the selected works of Marx and Engels, the Collected Writings of Rosa Luxemburg and a fantastic picture book of the Russian Revolution, translated from Russian into German in the 1960s. A selection from the latter:

From a peasant farming with traditional methods to one crying ‘help

May Day Subbotnik:

Communist International (this one may well apply to Greece and the EU):

And the massive literacy programs that followed the revolution:


4 thoughts on “Images from the Russian Revolution

  1. But did you find – in your East Berlin fleamarkets – a copy of Francis Fukuyama’s recent analysis of The Origins of Political Order, complete with mention of primitives and Oriental Despotism, and featuring a dedication to Samuel P. Huntington? Now this is where The Science of Political Economy is at… if, that is, this universal history had been published in 1761 rather than 2011.

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