Photo: Lenin unveils a memorial to Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht in Palace Square, Petrograd (1920)

Source: Grigori Chudakov, Olga Suslova, and Lilya Ukhtomskaya, eds.: Pioneers of Soviet photography. New York: Thames and Hudson. 1983.

http://www.soviethistory.org/index.php?page=subject&show=images&SubjectID=1917newculture&Year=1917&navi=byYear

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I was awarded a PhD in History by Swansea University for a thesis on Rosa Luxemburg (2016). I am currently co-editing the fourth volume of 'The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg' and am a member of the Advisory Board of the International Rosa Luxemburg Society.
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4 Responses to Photo: Lenin unveils a memorial to Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht in Palace Square, Petrograd (1920)

  1. Random thought but one of the main characters in Andrei Platonov’s Chevengur (Kopenkin) is mildly obsessed with Rosa Luxemburg (but in a cool revolutionary sense). I wonder if there is any analysis of the character that you came across with in RL literature? It’s such a strange but sweet narrative device…

    • Hi Mikhail,

      No, sorry I haven’t come across that at all. It sounds very interesting though. Rosa Luxemburg’s name crops up quite alot in 20th century Russian literature, often in some pretty bizarre places. For example, in Pasternak’s Dr Zhivago the Gynaecology Insitute in a Siberian town is re-named after Rosa Luxemburg! A sly dig from Pasternak there I think…

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