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Friday, September 18, 2009

Bloody Sunday on a Friday

I was reading about the 1905 Russian Revolution and I stubbled upon these political art pieces. To sum up a long story, it started on January 9th, 1905, when Tsar Nicholas II ordered trooops to fire on a peaceful procession of workers demonstrating in St. Petersburg, this later became known in Russian history as Bloody Sunday. This then unleashing a series of uprising, and strikes that set the stage for the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the Civil War that followed. There was a short collapse of censorship, where over 300 magazines were created and released, that was actually more that got out in Russia during the entire nineteenth century. Impressive. Most of them did not survive for very long before the censor caught up.

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