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Lecture | The Russian Revolution and its impact on WW1

Lecture | The Russian Revolution and its impact on WW1

Thu, Feb. 15, 2018 6:30pm — 8:00pm

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Friends of The Black Watch Castle and Museum Lecture Series

Professor Evan Mawdsley of Glasgow University will cover the Russian aspect of the latter period of WW1: Revolution and the Brest Litovsk Treaty.  As WW1 dragged on Russian losses became too great for the Russian people and disorder broke out in St Petersburg and elsewhere.  The Germans capitalised on this by smuggling Lenin into Russia leading to revolution and the Brest Litovsk Treaty which took Russia out of the war.  This enabled the Germans to concentrate forces on the Western front and to launch the Kaiserschlacht operation before the Americans were ready to play their part in the ground war.

Dr Evan Mawdsley is Professor of International History at Glasgow University.  His research interests include the political elite in the Soviet period and the history of Russia in the early Soviet period.  He has written numerous books and articles on Russian history and is the co-author of The Soviet Elite from Lenin to Gorbachev.

6:30pm drinks reception (drink included in ticket price), 7:00pm lecture commences
£9 non-members | £7 Friends

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