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In Soviet times the Bolsheviks got all the credit for simplifying Russian spelling in 1918. Who really pushed that simplification through - and what did the Bolsheviks actually do to help?
This year marks the centennial of the Bolshevik Revolution. Here's what that looks like, plus gas, cats, and seals (state seals, that is).
All this year, in connection with the centennial of the 1917 revolutions, Calendar has offered readers a view of that year through the eyes of contemporaries. This issue we conclude the series with a look at what was going on in the pivotal months of November and December 1917.
Select images from the Children of 1917 book and film project.
Our last stop on the Children of 1917 expedition was Finland, namely Tampere, the country's second largest city, where we met our final two heroes.
In which a retired Polish butcher explains how to live to be 100 and serenades us on his trumpet.
On borders, learning Polish, the influence of culture, and the importance of a sense of humor.
A second post from Krasnoyarsk, where we meet a poetry-writing, rug-weaving centenarian.
Krasnoyarsk: knocking down stereotypes about Siberia and meeting a centenarian who will not be stopped.
On the importance of coffee, academicians, a museum, a rooster, the harvesting of turf, and collectivization. Oh, and Novosibirsk.
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