Finding gems in the Russian Revolution

New Exhibition Caught in the Russian Revolution at the Parkinson Building, Leeds..Curator Richard Davies looks at the Patent of Russian Nobility at the Exhibition.22nd February 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme
New Exhibition Caught in the Russian Revolution at the Parkinson Building, Leeds..Curator Richard Davies looks at the Patent of Russian Nobility at the Exhibition.22nd February 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme
0
Have your say

An exhibition of personal and previously unseen material, set to capture interest nation-wide opens in Leeds next month.

Caught in the Russian Revolution: the British Community in Petrograd, 1917-1918” draws on material from the Leeds Russian Archive - the only archive in Britain dedicated to Russia.

It includes eyewitness accounts, diaries, letters, and photographs from what was by then a well established British community, only to become hugely disrupted following the Bolshevik seizure of power in October 1917.

Curator, Richard Davies said: “I could have put on ten exhibitions without difficulty, it was quite hard to select items.”

Trinity Shopping Centre

Trinity Shopping Centre in Leeds city centre evacuated