OCTOBER 1918 and beyond

The exhibits in this final month were chosen less to reflect events in that particular month but, more importantly, to reflect the events of the next few years.  The civil war would rage on for some years, and the first exhibit shows the proximity of enemy lines to Moscow in 1918-1920.  A selection of memoirs follows, with a British one first followed by the reminiscences of the Formalist Viktor Shklovsky and two White naval memoirs.  The last three are preceded by an exhibit about White historiography and followed by a telegram from Petr Struve and a book dedication by Petr Wrangel.

The remainder of the exhibits look at the commemoration of the October Revolution and civil war in Soviet anniversary publications and the impact of these events on literature and art.