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October Revolution,

1917, in Russian history: see Russian RevolutionRussian Revolution,
violent upheaval in Russia in 1917 that overthrew the czarist government. Causes

The revolution was the culmination of a long period of repression and unrest.
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It would be good to 'ornament' the trial procedure, focusing in the show trials on the triumph of our policy." (16) If during the first years of the 1917 October Revolution life became part of a theatrical performance, now the reverse was true: life was constructed according to the theaters own rules.
It is also the culmination of almost fifty years of collecting by Prince Nikita Lobanov-Rostovsky, born in 1935 in Bulgaria, the son of a Russian family who fled after the 1917 October Revolution. Educated as a geologist and economist at Oxford and Columbia University and New York University, Lobanov worked as a banker and began collecting costume and theatre designs by Russian-born designers, especially those associated with Diaghilev, in 1960.
After the 1917 October Revolution, he was appointed fine arts commissar for the province of Vitebsk and founded and directed the Vitebsk Popular Art School.
Nicholas and Alexandra (BBC Two Wales, 2pm) | Epic historical costume drama chronicling the reign of Nicholas II, the last tsar of Russia, until his overthrow in the 1917 October Revolution and exile in Siberia.