The Outcome of the First World War

July 22, 2014, 19:00 discussion

In its latest installment, “Russian Planet” will continue with its series of public discussions on the First World War by offering its readers, as well as the historical research community, an opportunity to discuss the outcome of the conflict in which mankind became embroiled one hundred years ago. 
One hundred years ago, a watershed moment occurred in world history: the First World War broke out, heralding the end of the modern era and ushering in an epoch of revolution and world wars, mass terror and whirlwind technological progress. 
Four great empires would not survive this war, the Russian Empire amongst them. The borders of Europe were to be completely redrawn. 

Soviet historiography considered the First World War to be reactionary, unjust, and expansionist, and, as a result, did not pay it the attention it was due. In contrast with the Second World War, whose victory continues to shape the Russian identity to this day, the First World War remains almost entirely forgotten in our country --  though it had just as much significance for world history. 

“Russian Planet” is presenting a special project to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the outbreak of World War I: we will attempt to reconstruct the events of the epoch in a step-by-step manner.  
“Russian Planet” intends to offer its readers, as well as historians and researchers of World War I, the chance to participate in a discussion of this global conflict. 
Where: The Digital October Center, Room 2 (how to get there
When: July 22nd, 19:00 
Participation is free, but you have to register beforehand. Space is limited. 

Invited speakers include: 

  • Sergey Volkov (Doctor of Historical Sciences; Professor, Orthodox St. Tikhonovsky Humanitarian University)  
  • Yuri Pivovarov (Doctor of Historical Sciences; Professor; Fellow, Department of History and Philology, Russian Academy of Sciences) 
  • Oleg Budnitsky (Doctor of Historical Sciences; Professor, National Research University – Higher School of Economics; Director of the International Center for the History and Sociology of the Second World War)
  • Nikolai Lysenko (historian, regular contributor to “Russian Planet”) 

Moderator: Pavel Pryanikov, Head Editor of ‘Russian Planet’.  
Discussion materials will be published here.  
You can see a recording of the first discussion, which was about the reasons for the outbreak of the First World War, here

You can see a recording of the second discussion, which was about the sequence of events of the First World War, here


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