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  • What should we make of Russia’s revolution now?

    Professor Mark Steinberg

    Under different circumstances, it’s not hard to imagine a more-democratic outcome for Russia in 1917, says U. of I. history professor Mark Steinberg. The Bolshevik seizure of power was a “daring gamble” that many believed would fail.

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  • To reach Mark Steinberg, call 217-300-4104; email

    Steinberg’s book “The Russian Revolution, 1905-1921” is available from Oxford University Press.