This year marks 100 years passing since the Russian Revolution, and to reflect on the momentous impact it had on society there’s been a few exhibitions in London - one being the British Library’s fresh take on the revolution which opens to the public today.

Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths focuses on rarely-seen items, the "most unknown facts" and lesser known personal stories from the political spectrum - including a number of striking propaganda posters.

The exhibition unites tales of the central characters - Nicholas II and his abdication, caricatures of Rasputin featured in a satirical magazine from April 1917, Vladimir Lenin and Trotsky - as well as the stories of ordinary people. These are shown through posters, letters, photographs, banners, weapons, film and even items of Red Army uniform.

Image: Red Army poster (c) British Library

This poster is the work of Soviet artist Dmitrii Moor - one of the main founders of Soviet political poster design. The central figure encourages men to enlist in the Red Army, which echoes the famous British World War I recruitment posters featuring Lord Kitchener.

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