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Rumours about disturbances reached the American anarchist Alexander Berkman during his stay in Russia. These disturbances mark the beginning of the Kronstadt rebellion, which the Bolsheviks would... [Item of the Day]
The Viennese 1848 October Revolution started with the lynching of the minister of war. A rebellious crowd led by students tried to prevent the imperial army from going to Hungary on a pacification... [Item of the Day]
The demonstration in Saint Petersburg on 22 January 1905 had been duly announced beforehand. Priest George Gapon, who tried to channel the protest of the workers, had given notice in a letter to Czar... [Item of the Day]
The guests present at the New Year reception 1959 organized by the Cuban dictator Batista waited in vain for their host. Batista had boarded a DC-4 to the Dominican Republic in an attempt to escape... [Item of the Day]
Photographer Eugène Appert was allowed to take pictures in 1871 of the arrested Communards in prison. Among the more than 300 portraits in the IISH collection are three portraits of Sergeant... [Item of the Day]