October 9, 2017

Any excuse for a Party! Celebrating the Russian Revolution 50 years ago.

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:31 am by aleksan

The Russian Revolution was 100 years ago. I remember being fascinated by Russia and Communism at School, and visited Leningrad in 1961 when I was 17. I was stunned by the beauty of our waitress on our ship, the Estonia, and entranced by the dark eyed blonde girls I found in that friendly country.

I came home even more interested in Russia but less impressed with how Communism worked in practice. My father and I, both Alexanders, met several other Russian Alexanders  – a cause for great merriment and hand shaking.

I inevitably returned to England with a Russian fur hat, and this was put to good use by us medical students at the London Hospital drunkenly celebrating the Russian Revolution 50 years ago – any excuse for party!

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