The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution
Yuri Slezkine & Simon Morrison in Conversation
September 27, 2017 · 7:00 pm—8:30 pm EDT · Princeton Public Library
Labyrinth Books, Princeton Public Library, and the Humanities Council
Labyrinth Live at the Library Presents Yuri Slezkine & Simon Morrison in Conversation
In honor of 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution we invite you to come hear the epic story of an enormous apartment building where Communist true believers lived before their destruction.
Written in the tradition of Tolstoy’s War and Peace, Grossman’s Life and Fate, and Solzhenitsyn’s The Gulag Archipelago, Yuri Slezkine’s gripping narrative tells the true story of the residents of an enormous Moscow apartment building where top Communist officials and their families lived before they were destroyed in Stalin’s purges. A vivid account of the personal and public lives of Bolshevik true believers, the book begins with their conversion to Communism and ends with their children’s loss of faith and the fall of the Soviet Union.