Lenin: Leader of the Russian Revolution

This show will be the first among a number of national exhibitions marking the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution to focus on Lenin. Drawing on extensive material owned by the Society for Co-operation in Russian and Soviet Studies, the exhibition will feature items never before seen in public.

Founded in 1924 by intellectuals such as EM Forster, Bertrand Russell, Virginia Woolf and Maynard Keynes, the SCRSS aims to promote knowledge of the culture, language and history of Russia through its archive of photographs, prints and posters.

Exactly 100 years after Lenin took control of the newly-formed Bolshevik government in October 1917, the exhibition will consider Lenin’s international standing, the ‘networking’ he undertook to promote his ideology, his activities during the Civil War and personal propaganda.

With grateful thanks to the SCRSS and TopFoto.

Lenin: Leader of the Russian Revolution


Admission Free

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The North Wall Gallery is open from Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm, and from 12pm – 4pm on Saturdays. Sundays & Bank Holidays: normally closed, except for theatre events.


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