The book The Russian Revolution and Storms Across a Century 1917-2017 was launched in Kolkata

On August 10, 2017 the book The Russian Revolution and Storms Across a Century 1917-2017 by Indian writer, literary scholar and historian Achala Moulik was released by Honble Governor of West Bengal H.E. Mr Keshari Nath Tripathi at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) with active support from the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Kolkata.

Charge dAffairs of Russia in India Mr Anatoly Kargapolov, Consul General of Russia in Kolkata Mr Alexey Idamkin, Director of RCSC Mr Yury Dobovoy, Professor of History at the Calcutta University Dr Hari Vasudevan, prominent scholar and former M.P. Prof. Bharati Ray as well as representatives of local administrative, educational, academic and artistic circles, former diplomats and political scientists, mass media, Russian compatriots took part in the book launch.

The participants highly praised Ms Mouliks monograph, which became the first research on the 1917 October Revolution ever published in India on its 100th anniversary.

Honble Governor pointed out how the emergence of Soviet Union and Russia as a super power kept a balance of power in the world, helped in the liberation of countries under foreign rule.

In his speech Mr Anatoly Kargapolov noted that the work of Ms Moulik is not limited to the study of historic events in the first quarter of the XX century it is a thorough description of the most important chapters of history of the Russian state from the October Revolution to the present day and the role of Russia in contemporary international politics.

Mr Kargapolov presented H.E. Mr K.N.Tripathi with a photo album dedicated to the 70th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Russia and India, which is widely celebrated this year in both countries.

Author Achala Moulick, the Pushkin Medal awardee who takes long-standing interest in our country and has written many research articles on Russian literature, remarked in her address that she had chosen the subject of the October Revolution because those historical events possessed very strong inspirational and liberating potential. She added that she dedicated her fundamental work to the memory of outstanding diplomat and orientalist Ambassador Alexander Kadakin, who linked his career with strengthening friendship and cooperation between Russia and India.

The event was extensively covered by media, including TV.


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