Scores were killed or wounded during the Leninist uprising on Nevsky Prospect, St. Petersburg, July 1917©TopFoto
Scores were killed or wounded during the Leninist uprising on Nevsky Prospect, St. Petersburg, July 1917©TopFoto

2017 will be 100 years since the Bolshevik Revolution, the Civil War, and the overthrow of the Romanovs. Winston Churchill said, “Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.”

If you are a film maker or book publisher, there is still time to tackle the riddle with a project ahead of the anniversary and stills help from TopFoto.

TopFoto have unparalleled material on Russia, throughout history to the present day and from every angle. They have their own news archives on Russia plus the great Russian/Soviet archives of TASS, Rossiya Segodnya (formerly RIA novosti) and SCRSS (Society for Cooperation in Russian and Soviet Studies).

They even have an in-house reader of Cyrillic, so you can get expert help searching this fascinating and tricky subject in our collections.  There are no standard transliteration rules for converting from the Cyrillic to the Roman alphabet, which means the free assisted-search service really comes into its own.

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The Russian Revolution 100 – explore unparalleled material at TopFoto