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Button (Collection IISH) In the year 2017, hundred years after the Russian revolution, the International Institute of Social History pays special attention to its Russian collections, research and... [General page]
The events of 1968 have been seen as a decisive turning point in the Western world of even mythical significance. The author takes a critical look at 'May 1968' and questions whether the events were... [Publication]
Political terrorism was an important weapon in the struggle for the socialist-revolutionaries. This harked back to the tradition of the populists (narodniki): revolutionary cells, which during the... [Section]
In 1878, Abdul Hamid II (1842-1918), 34th Sultan of the Ottoman Emprire, suspended the Constitution and restored autocratic power to himself. In July 1908, Turkish army officers, adherents of the... [Item of the Day]
Childcare, canteens and laundries enable women to participate fully in the construction of socialism.For nearly a century now, International Women's Day, on March 8, is a special day in the Soviet... [Item of the Day]
Yekaterina Breshko-Breshkovskaia  was one of the founders of the Socialist-Revolutionary Party (PSR) and its Combat Organization in 1902. Breshko was involved in revolutionary agitation among the... [Item of the Day]
The Russian Revolution opened up new windows on art."Henceforward, together with the destruction of the tsarist order, art will no longer live in such storehouses …as palaces, galleries, salons,... [Item of the Day]
One day before his violent death, Karl Liebknecht, council communist and one of the leaders of the Spartacus uprising in Berlin, wrote a dramatic appeal to the workers urging them not to give up the... [Item of the Day]
From January 28 to February 11, 2011, Tahrir Square in Cairo was occupied by hundreds of thousands of Egyptians from different social, religious and political backgrounds. Members of the left, as... [Item of the Day]
A  weekly 'Monday demonstration' was held on 2 October 1989 in Leipzig,  German Democratic Republic, with up to 20,000 participants. The slogans included: Freedom, equality, brotherhood, We’re... [Item of the Day]