The Russian Revolution in Colour

The film focuses on the sailors from the island naval base of Kronstadt, who took up the revolutionary cause with bloody enthusiasm in 1917 only to have their dreams shattered when Lenin creates a brutal police state. The sailors denounce their former ally and face the Red Army in a final desperate battle. Much of the history relating to the role of these sailors has been recently unearthed and is told here on film for the first time. This powerful two-part series argues that the Russian Revolution was not so much perverted by Stalin as it was rotten from the start. This was no idealistic uprising of the masses, but a brutal coup d'etat carried out by a handful of megalomaniacs. Almost overnight, an entire society was destroyed and replaced with one of the biggest and most radical social experiments ever seen. Within a generation, millions would be killed and almost one third of the world's population would be living in the shadow of Bolshevik Communism.

English français Português - Portugal
  • Series ID 249989
  • Status Ended
  • First Aired March 22, 2007
  • Airs Tuesday, at 8:00pm
  • Networks Smithsonian Channel
  • Average Runtime 50 minutes
  • Genres Documentary History Mini-Series
  • Original Country Great Britain
  • Original Language English
  • Plot Characteristics Betrayal
  • Sub-Genre Educational Content Political
  • TV Type or Format Docuseries
  • Time Period 1910s
  • Episode Screenshot Format 4:3 Screencap
  • Favorited This series has been favorited by 4 people.
  • Created July 6, 2011 by keirlawson
  • Modified September 4, 2020 by Mumrik93





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