Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Happy Anniversary?

Today marks the 90th anniversary of the October Revolution that brought the Bolsheviks to power on the territory of the former USSR. Based on all of our earlier blog entries, you will not be surprised by the lack of October Revolution celebrations in L'viv [Note: The revolution took place in November according to the "new" calendar. The revolution fell on an October day according to the Julian calendar used in Tsarist Russia]. Presumably, elderly comrades in an eastern (and northern) direction are out in full force today, carrying red banners decorated with hammers and sickles, and remembering the good old days.

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