Simon Pirani

Nov 23 2017

1917 a Century On: A Debate

At this session we intend to look back over some of the main issues raised in the series of talks and discuss the conclusions from them. The discussion will be opened by Simon Pirani.


Simon Pirani is a researcher and historian whose book The Russian Revolution in Retreat 1920-1924: Soviet workers and the new communist elite made a lasting contribution to debates on the outcome of the 1917 revolution. He is also the author of Change in Putin’s Russia, and other books and articles on energy, economics and politics in post-Soviet states. He works as a Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies.