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Sergei Radlov: On Mass Actions and More Important Things (1932)
On Mass Actions and More Important Things (1932)
(p. 75 – 80)

Sergei Radlov

On Mass Actions and More Important Things (1932)

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  • Russia
  • History of photography
  • revolution
  • historic documents

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Sergei Radlov

(1892–1958), theater director. Co-director of the mass spectacle Toward a World Commune. Co-director of The Storming of the Winter Palace; Evreinov fails to mention him, but he is mentioned as a director in the memoirs of Nikolai Petrov.
Other texts by Sergei Radlov for DIAPHANES
Inke Arns (ed.), Igor Chubarov (ed.), ...: Nikolai Evreinov: »The Storming of the Winter Palace«

In 1920, the third anniversary of the October Revolution, The Storming of the Winter Palace was performed with a cast of 10,000. But as a reenactment this mass spectacle, directed by Nikolai Evreinov, was deceptive. It was intended to recall something—the storming of the Winter Palace as the beginning of the revolution—that it itself produced as a theatrical medium. This volume reconstructs the event with texts, photographs, and drawings, and shows how not only in the Soviet Union did the photograph of the theatrical “storming” become a historical document of the October Revolution.

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