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The October Revolution And The Russian Countryside
Updated: 7/23/2020
The October Revolution And The Russian Countryside
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Storyboard Description

The October Revolution and the Russian Countryside: Two Views ëNews of the revolutionary uprising of October 25, 1917, reached the village the following day and was greeted with enthusiasm; to the peasants it meant free land and an end to the war. ...The day the news arrived, the landownerís manor house was looted, his stock farms were ìrequisitionedî and his vast orchard was cut down and sold to the peasants for wood; all his far buildings were torn down and left in ruins while the land was distributed among the peasants who were prepared to live the new Soviet lifeí. From: Fedor Belov, The History of a Soviet Collective Farm

Storyboard Text

  • News of the revolutionary uprising of October 25, 1917, reached the village the following day andwas greeted with enthusiasm; to the peasants it meant free land and an end to the war. ...The daythe news arrived, the landownerís manor house was looted
  • Oh no.....I have been looted.
  • His stock farms were requisitioned and his vast orchard was cut down and sold to the peasants for wood.
  • All his far buildings were torn down and left in ruins while the land was distributed among the peasants who were prepared to live the new Soviet life.
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