It’s 100 years since the Russian Revolution but there is still no official version of events. In Russia, it is feared that Putin will use the revolution’s centenary to further push his agenda. Journalist Mikhail Zygar (All The Kremlin’s Men) believes it is crucial for the Russian ‘national consciousness’ to understand the communist uprising and what it means for Russia today. He joins the ABC's former Moscow correspondent Norman Hermant to discuss the legacy of 1917, in conversation with Sally Warhaft.

Supported by UNSW Arts & Social Sciences.

Sally Warhaft (Australian)

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Sally Warhaft is a Melbourne broadcaster, anthropologist and writer and the host of the Wheeler Centre’s live journalism series, the Fifth Estate, now in its sixth year. She is a former editor of The Monthly magazine and the author of the bestselling book Well May We Say: The Speeches that Made Australia.