Robert Service | The Russian Revolution 1914-1924

Sun 21 Apr 2024 | 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Robert Service
Robert Service - Blood on the Snow
David Reynolds

Acclaimed historian of twentieth and twenty-first century Russia, Robert Service returns with an enthralling history of the Russian Revolution. His vivid, revisionist account spans from the outbreak of WWI to Lenin’s death in 1924. Drawing on little-known diaries of ‘ordinary’ people (peasants and account clerks), Service traces Russia’s tortuous path through war, revolution and civil war.  

In conversation with David Reynolds 

With thanks to the British Academy 


Venue: Old Divinity School

Duration: 1 hour

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Author biography

Robert Service is a Fellow of the British Academy and of St Antony’s College. He has written several books including the highly acclaimed Lenin: A Biography, Stalin: A Biography and Comrades: A History of World Communism, as well as many other books on Russia’s past and present. Trotsky: A Biography was awarded the 2009 Duff Cooper Prize. He lives in London. 

Chair Biography

David Reynolds is a British historian. He is Emeritus Professor of International History at Cambridge University and a Fellow of Christ’s College, Cambridge. He is the author of numerous books, including Island Story: Britain and its History in the Age of Brexit and Mirrors of Greatness: Churchill and the Leaders Who Shaped Him. David is an honorary patron of the festival.