Sunday, November 07, 2010

Anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution and Birthday of Leon Trotsky

I thought I would mark the occasion of the Storming of the Winter Place and the birth of Trotsky by posting this magnificent painting Bolshevik (1920), by Boris Kustodiev.

This day is also somewhat improbably the birthday of someone else.

It is a lovely, sunny autumnal day and since there are no barricades about I am now off for a run (jog) around Wanstead Flats and Wanstead Park.


Dave said...

Hi John,

notice on the link that you were be-moaning the lack of research on the Russian Revolution.
'A Peoples Tragedy' by Orlando Figes is the best thing I've read.

Dave Draycott

John Gray said...

thanks Dave - I will order.