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2017 will mark the centenary of the Russian February and October revolutions. Few events in the twentieth century at the same time evoked such indignation and such admiration. The Russian Revolution... [Event]
Een tentoonstelling in het Drents Museum, georganiseerd in samenwerking met het IISG.Er staan vier thema’s centraal : Gezinsstructuur en demografie, Werk, Huishouden en zorg en Wonen. De behandeling... [Event]
The conference brought together specialists on Russian and Soviet labour history from North America, Western and Eastern Europe, representing the 'state of the art' of current research in the... [Event]
Queen Beatrix's state visit to Russia in June 2001 provided an impetus for dealing with the restitution of archival materials taken from the Netherlands during World War II. The Russian authorities... [Event]
The former Soviet Union, Cuba, and China: three countries where posters played an important political role and received a large amount of artistic attention. This is a selection of 145 political... [Exhibition]
The IISH houses a rich collection of manuscripts, books and pamphlets documenting the social and political history of Russia and the Soviet Union. It is also home to a fine collection of Russian... [Image gallery]
The IISH has brought together a large collection of Russian periodicals from the late eighties of the twentieth century.The collection contains "neformal'nye" (unofficial) publications (newspapers,... [Image gallery]
Lenin and his followers always had a supreme understanding of the power of images. Only a few months after they came to power in October 1917, the Bolsheviks began to choose new symbols to engrave on... [Image gallery]
The funeral of the famous anarchist Peter Kropotkin in Moscow on 13 February 1921 grew into a monumental demonstration. This was the last time the anarchist movement in Russia manifested itself. In... [Image gallery]
The Dutch journalist Louis Grondijs (1878-1961) was embedded in the army of the Russian czar in 1915. As soon as the First World War started, Grondijs, a schoolteacher in the provincial town of... [Image gallery]