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Thrown Overboard from the Steamer of Modernity

Geoffrey Hosking: ‘Russia in 1913’

28 July 2011
Russia in 1913 
by Wayne Dowler.
Northern Illinois, 351 pp., £30.50, October 2010, 978 0 87580 427 9
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... 1905 all forms of Christianity were legally recognised, so conversion to a church which had not long ago been viewed as heretical removed the impediment. This fast-changing society is described in WayneDowler’s challenging book. Most general histories of Russia portray the years following 1905 as a lull before the 1917 Revolution, a period in which serious internal conflict was waiting to break ...

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