War and Revolution

War and Revolution

DVD1987 60 Minutes

The October revolution in Russia

The tumultuous moments precipitating the October Revolution, and Russia’s involvement in World War I and World War II. The fifth part of a six part series 'Peter Ustinov's Russia', a series in which Peter Ustinov evokes the colourful, often tumultuous factul history of Russia. This is history told with a difference in Peter Ustinov's special brand of humour known to many who saw him on television as a raconteur. This series was made in 1986 soon after the accession to the top job in the then Soviet Union by Mikhail Gorbachev. A time of great optimism and a flowering of expressions which had been suppressed for many years. Therefore it is not only a history of Russia's past but also a picture of life at that special time.

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