Russian Revolution's Relavance Today - Socialism Today #2 - Part 1
100 years ago, Russians overthrew the czar and the autocratic regime in the middle of WWI. In a nation comprised primarily of peasants, the working class led a democratic revolution that dramatically raised living standards for millions. Here we talk about this revolution's relevance today.
Part 1: What happened in 1917 in Russia and what can we learn from it today?
Part 2: Why did this break from capitalism happen in Russia? And how was the bureaucracy able to take over under Stalin?
Music selections (in order of appearance)
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 2 in B major, Op. 14, “October”, II. Chorus (1927)
Moscow State Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Kiril Kondrashin, conductor
Arseny Avraamov: Simfoniya gudkov ("Symphony of factory sirens”) (1922)
Vincent Youmans: Tea for Two (arranged by Dmitri Shostakovich) (1927)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Riccardo Chailly, conductor
Dmitri Shostakovich: Suite for Variety Orchestra, VII. Waltz 2 (1956)
Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Dimitry Yablonsky, conductor
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