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Jonathan Davis

Jonathan Davis

Jonathan Davis is Associate Professor in Modern European History and co-director of the Labour History Research Unit at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK. He writes about Soviet history, the British Labour Party, and the 1980s. His most recent book is the Historical Dictionary of the Russian Revolution.

From a Russian poster from 1920

The Birth of the Soviet Union and the Death of the Russian Revolution

The Russian Revolution promised—and for a time delivered—freedom to the peoples of the Tsarist Empire. That freedom ended with the creation of the USSR.