Beggared for choice — the history of Russia’s 1917 revolutions as guide to what happens net (ENG)

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Violence, inequality, foreign intervention, national elections, civil war – that’s a highly inflammable combination in Russia, still. The president hasn’t wanted to add fuel to the flames, and that’s why there is no public commemoration of the Revolution this year. No debate among Russian experts either.

By John Helmer, Moscow President Vladimir Putin decided there shouldn?t be a centenary commemoration this year for either the February or October Revol