Monday, May 23, 2011

1917 Russian Revolution 40th anniversary postcard

I received this about two weeks ago from China. Thanks, Doris.

40th anniversary of 1917 revolution postcard, Postcrossing CN-350707

The card commemorates the 40th anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, which was actually a series of revolutions that took place in Russia that year. Tsar Nicholas II abdicated in March and the Bolsheviks led by Vladimir Lenin took over power after the October revolution. The Soviet Union was eventually created in 1922.

I'm not quite sure what the significance is of the 40th anniversary of the 1917 revolution. There are photos of some posters or stamps (?) on the card.

Chinese stamps, Postcrossing CN-350707

by liberal sprinkles

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