Sixty Plus Lecture: “Thinking About the Russian Revolution 100 Years On”

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 13:00
Richard Robbins, Professor Emeritus of History at the University of New Mexico

The Russian Revolution was one of the events that defined the twentieth century, yet it remains a subject of immense controversy even in Russia itself. Dr. Robbins gives a brief overview of the subject, examining causes, both long-term and immediate; he surveys the Revolution’s course and tries to explain why the Revolution, begun with such high hopes, turned toward tyranny and terror.

Dr. Robbins taught History at the University of New Mexico for almost forty years. He is the author of three books on Russian history, most recently Overtaken by the Night: One Russian’s Journey through Peace, War, Revolution and Terror. He has given a number of courses through OLLI at SF State.

 
Premiere Membership required [(pro-rated in December to $55 ($30 for anyone with any other current OLLI membership)].
 

Sixty Plus welcomes you to check out the program once or twice, only ask that you sign in as a guest. You can also RSVP ahead of time with Eileen Ward at sixty@sfsu.edu.

The meeting will be held in The Rosa Parks Room, Cesar Chavez Student Center at 1:00 p.m.

Shuttle Bus Times: Pick-up time for each program is at 12:15 p.m. at the Lake Merced parking lot at the foot of Sunset Blvd. A second bus will be available if necessary. The return trip leaves at 3:00 p.m. from in front of the Creative Arts Building on Holloway Avenue.

Location: 
SF State University, 1600 Holloway, Rosa Parks Room
Directions: 
Cesar Chavez Student Center Lower Level HINT: walk through the Creative Arts building from Holloway's McKenna Theater entrance toward the interior of the campus.Cesar Chavez Student Center Lower Level HINT: walk through the Creative Arts building from Holloway's McKenna Theater entrance toward the interior of the campus.
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