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Manipulating Space & Time

  • Per Högselius
  • Arne Kaijser
  • Erik van der Vleuten
Part of the Making Europe: Technology and Transformations, 1850–2000 book series (MAKE)

Abstract

In central St. Petersburg, on the northern bank of the Neva, there is a railroad station. It is a fairly small one, with only a few tracks, but it has a particular place in Russian history: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin arrived here in spring 1917 to initiate the Great Socialist October Revolution. The Finland station can be regarded as the physical place of a new era’s arrival in Russia. To the Finland Station was the title of American historian Edmund Wilson’s classic study of the evolution of socialist and revolutionary thinking in Europe, indicating that it was a long and troublesome journey, metaphorically speaking, that eventually led Lenin to get off the train here.1

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European Union Railroad Line Railroad Network Iron Curtain Railroad Construction 
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© Per Högselius, Arne Kaijser, Erik van der Vleuten and Foundation for the History of Technology 2015

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  • Per Högselius
  • Arne Kaijser
  • Erik van der Vleuten

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