Cult Column Film

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 […]


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 […]