The Russian Edition

Our special edition for 2017 is focused around the Russian Revolutions of 1917 which gave way to rise of Communism and the Cold War.

Last year’s special edition, the history of ECFC, was tremendously popular around the university and the city, and since being available, the Russian Edition has been enjoying a similar level of praise.

We would like to thank Dr Matt Rendle, Professor Simon Barton, the University of Exeter’s History department, our editorial board, and the University of Exeter History Society for all of their support with producing this edition. We would particularly like to thank Tom Fell for his front cover design, and Dr Rendle for his foreword.

Furthermore, we would especially like to thank all of our contributors to this edition. Without their excellent content, this all would not have been possible.

We hope that you enjoy The Russian Edition.

– Izaak Radecki & Imy Harper, Senior Editors




By Dr Matt Rendle


The Russian Revolution 1917: Celebration and Commemoration in Russia Over the Century

By Anna Chandrakanthan



Chinese Bolshevism: The Ripples of the Russian Revolution

By Charlotte Im


allied intervention in russian civil war

A Noble Cause? Allied Intervention in the Russian Civil War

By Theodore Cox-Dodgson


HAD article

`For want of a nail the shoe was lost.
For want of a shoe the horse was lost.
For want of a horse the rider was lost.
For want of a rider the message was lost.
For want of a message the battle was lost.
For want of a battle the kingdom was lost.
And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.’

By Harry Dickens



Red October: The Role of the Bolsheviks in the October 1917 Russian Revolution

By William Hart


Was Revolution an Inevitability in Russia?

By Alicja Gorska



The Legacy of the 1917 Russian Revolutions

By Issy Defillion



From Revolution to Revolution

By Callum Newens