#Romanovs100 & #1917LIVE to showcase at America's biggest education forum SXSW EDU 2019

Educational history projects #Romanovs100 & #1917LIVE panel at America’s major education fair SXSW EDU will take place in March 2019. SXSW EDU will run for the 9th time since 2011 when South by Southwest branched out into a separate education festival. A prestigious international platform, SXSW EDU supports the community’s desire to connect, collaborate and impact the […]


MOSCOW, JANUARY 16, 2017 — RT’s international #1917LIVE Twitter project, a large-scale historical re-enactment marking the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution by retelling the events “in real time,” won in the Best Use of Social Media category at the 2017 Adweek ARC awards – a competition honoring the best and most innovative storytelling projects […]

Best in Education: RT’s #1917Live project grabs prestigious social media ‘Shortys’ award

Published time: 16 Nov, 2017 19:34 RT’s interactive large-scale historical reenactment of the Russian Revolution through real-time tweeting has been recognized as “Best in Education” at the prestigious Shorty Social Good Awards. The #1917Live effective use of the platform also brought it a Gold award in Twitter presence. Beating 25 other contenders, “#1917LIVE: What if […]

#1917LIVE: Bolsheviks raid 'Russian Telegraph,’ rebrand it as 'Revolutionary Times' (CCTV VIDEO)

Published time: 6 Nov, 2017 15:56 The Russian Telegraph – the provisional government’s newspaper on RT’s #1917LIVE re-enactment project – has been overrun by Red Guards. A new publication has been set up, as the Russian Revolution approaches its climax. Watch our special CCTV footage. The morning of November 6, 1917 started with the provisional […]

‘Most schizophrenic experience of my life’: Artist Aleksandra Lopatic on writing #1917LIVE tweets

As RT’s interactive history project dedicated to the October Revolution nears its culmination, the team unveils the authors behind some of the most popular Twitter accounts united under the hashtag #1917LIVE. In real life, chemist and photographer Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky is female Paris-based artist Aleksandra Lopatic, who says she strongly identifies with her character. “The deep […]

Twitter Turns Red: Relive the climax of the Russian Revolution with #1917LIVE

Published time: 25 Oct, 2017 12:45 With just 13 days left until the Bolsheviks seize power, RT’s #1917LIVE project brings readers a wealth of material, including a trusty Twitter Messenger Bot from the Russian Telegraph, providing  access to the Revolution and its heroes. [embedded content] If you’re a new subscriber and want to delve deep […]


MOSCOW, OCTOBER 11, 2017 — Promos for RT’s #1917LIVE Twitter project, a large-scale re-enactment marking 100 years since the Russian Revolution by recreating the events “in real time,” are among finalists at the 2017 Clio Entertainment competition. RT is the only non-American TV network in the running for the Best TV Promo Campaign award. RT […]

'Better than history at school! Eye-opening & weirdly timely’: Twitter reacts to #1917LIVE

RT’s #1917LIVE re-enactment of the Russian Revolution has just witnessed Vladimir Lenin’s return home. As the Bolshevik takeover draws nearer, the events and characters gain in complexity, thanks in no small part to you, the project’s growing user base. This would not have been possible without our many loyal readers inhabiting fascinating real-life characters as […]

#1917LIVE: Lenin arrives in Petrograd to join the Russian Revolution

After a perilous journey through hostile Germany and then Sweden, Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin finally returns to Russia from exile to give the Revolution new momentum. RT’s #1917LIVE brings you the latest from 100 years ago. Thousands of workers and soldiers gather at the Finland Station in the capital St. Petersburg (then called Petrograd) late […]

#1917LIVE: Real-time Lenin tracker

Published time: 9 Apr, 2017 14:02Edited time: 9 Apr, 2017 14:05 After years in exile, Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin is rushing back to Russia to give new momentum to the 1917 revolution that toppled the Tsarist regime. 09 April 2017 13:10 GMT The group of 32 Bolsheviks depart from the Zurich train station, embarking on […]