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Welcome to the party

Every year, the Student Union hosts a travelling poster pop-up shop run by the company On Campus Art. In December, a particularly memorable poster was both advertised outside the Union and sold inside. The foreground of the poster features Joseph Stalin sipping a martini, Fidel Castro nursing a pint, and Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin […]

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The Overlooked Genius of Soviet Montage Theory

“Of all the arts the most important for us is cinema”, wrote Russian revolutionary and communist leader Vladimir Lenin in 1922, and he was correct. After seizing control of the largest country in the world, one of the top priorities for the Bolsheviks was conveying to a largely illiterate population just what Communism was. In […]

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This Week in History: 27 February 1917 The February Russian Revolution

The February Bourgeois Democratic Revolution, also known as the February Revolution, was the first of two revolutions which took place in Russia in 1917. On February 23, 1917, mass protests against food rationing took place near the then Russian capital of Petrograd, now known as St Petersburg. The protests lasted around eight days and led […]

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Thatcher Stole My Trousers

To the younger generation, the name Alexei Sayle may not set many bells ringing. However, skip back to the late 1970s and this communist Jew from Liverpool was at the forefront of a revolution changing the face of British comedy forever. After retiring 20 years ago, one of our nation’s most influential comics, best known […]