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Glimpses of the Russian Revolution

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Today, every uprising is instantly recorded and transmitted across the world using modern technology, and though we’ve all heard plenty about the Russian Revolution of 1917, it’s rare to see a candid shot of the country at the time.

Enter American pastor John Wells Rahill, who made the trek to Russia in this momentous year and recorded his travels across Asia in photos that were only discovered in his basement in 2005 where they’d been hidden to prevent accusations he was a communist sympathizer.

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Full story at Radio Free Europe via Mental Floss.

Snapshots of history.

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