Orlando Figes

Orlando Figes is a British historian and writer known for his works on Russian and European history. He is a professor of history at Birkbeck, University of London, and has written several books, including 'A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution 1891–1924', which won multiple awards. His research and publications cover a range of topics, including the Russian Revolution, Russian culture, and the impact of the Soviet regime.


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  1. 1. A People's Tragedy

    "A People's Tragedy" is an in-depth exploration of the Russian Revolution from 1891 to 1924. The book offers a comprehensive study of the Revolution's roots, its progression, and its aftermath, from the famine that gripped Russia in the 1890s, through the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II, to the establishment of the Bolshevik regime and the death of Lenin. The author uses a broad range of sources, including personal letters, diaries, and government documents, to present a detailed, humanized view of the Revolution's impact on everyday individuals, bringing to life the experiences of peasants, workers, soldiers, and intellectuals.