podcast thursdays: A History of the World in 100 Objects

 Russian revolutionary plate

plate from St Petersburg. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British
Museum, explores the Russian Revolution by looking at a plate painted
with propaganda for the new Communist state. The plate was made at the
Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, in 1901 but was decorated 20
years later in the same factory, which had become the State Porcelain
Factory in the newly-named city of Petrograd. With contributions by
Mikhail Piotrovsky and Eric Hobsbawn.
Here the episode here: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/ahow/ahow_20101018-1000a.mp3

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