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Lenin in London. A walk through the sites of revolutionary thinking.

A walk through the sites of revolutionary thinking w ithTatiana Baskakova.

On the 23 November Tatiana Baskakova, London based Russian artist invites you to join her on a walk though the sites that were once inhabited by Russian revolutionaries, who choose London as their place to organize and publish at the end of XIX and beginning of XX century. Based in the areas across Clerkenwell, Pentonville and Whitechapel this walk offers a new way of understanding London through the locations connected to the figures like Kropotkin, Kollontai, Lenin, Trotsky, Herzen and others.

For years British media is portraying Russians as commonly millionaires or spies, and one can actually witness cultural dominance of the West London in the presentation of Russian culture, and in forming expat identities. The origin of this work is connected to the interest in the exploration of another side of Russian heritage in London: the tradition of political study, revolutionary publishing, organizing and speech making.

The walk starts at Pushkin House.

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