The Russian Civil War
The centenary of the Russian Revolution is upon us. We think of 1917 as the key turning-point, but the reality was far messier. Russia was plunged into a four-year Civil War that killed almost 15 million people and reduced the country to ground zero.
This was the context for the emergence of a monstrous Stalinist dictatorship.
In our latest issue, Neil Faulkner analyses the events and consequences of this devastating conflict, answering the key question: how did the Bolsheviks win?
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