MARCH 1918

The first two exhibits in this section relate to the month’s main headline, the conclusion of a full peace treaty between the Bolsheviks and the Central Powers. They are followed by a portrait of Mariia Spiridonova, leader of the Left Socialist Revolutionaries, a major political party whose reaction to the treaty was largely negative. The move of the Russian capital to Moscow in March 1918 is then represented by images of both cities. A series of postcards of Baku follow, in connection with the bloody March Days violence that occurred there 100 years ago. The last item is a play written by Anatolii Lunacharskii and published in March 1918.