Graeme talks with Brian Roper from Otago University as he gives his take on this momentous event and the civil war that ensued.
The Russian Revolution shaped the 20th century - it was 100 years ago that Russia was in a state of amazing flux.
Brian has discussed with his colleagues the legacy and what the positives are from the Revolution, as people tend to focus on the negatives.
Starting on the 23rd February in 1917, a march was organized by woman for woman rights and in the space of five days, it had spread across Russia.
Listen to the full audio with Brian above.
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