Russian Revolution at 100: The Place of Ethnic Minorities


At Moscow’s All Russian Exhibition Center, the visitor is taken back to a time when many ethnic minorities formed part of a heavily idealized Soviet vision.  Take, for example, a fountain with highly stylized statues.

It’s doubtful that ethnic minorities living in Russia today share such a blissful vision, though one need not look too far to see mosques and synagogues.

Grand Choral synagogue in St. Petersburg.

A security guard in front of the Grand Choral synagogue in St. Petersburg.

A mosque at dusk in St. Petersburg.


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