What to see this year: Rus­sian Revo­lu­tion cen­te­nary

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Red Star Over Rus­sia at Tate Modern, Bank­side, Lon­don SE1, from Novem­ber 8 to Fe­bru­ary 18, 2018 (020–7887 8888; www.tate.org.uk) will show pho­to­graphs, posters (left: Fas­cism, litho­graph by Nina Va­tolina, 1941), and other printed me­dia, span­ning 1905 to Stalin’s death in 1953

Revo­lu­tion: Rus­sian Art 1917–1932 is at the Royal Academy, Burling­ton House, Lon­don W1 un­til April 17 (020–7300 8000; www.roy­ala­cademy.org.uk) Re­viewed on page 114

Rus­sian Revo­lu­tion: Hope, Tragedy, Myths at the Bri­tish Li­brary, Eus­ton Road, Lon­don NW1, from April 28 to Au­gust 29 (0330 333 1144; www.bl.uk) will re-ex­am­ine the revo­lu­tion through posters, maps, let­ters, post­cards, news­pa­pers, pho­to­graphs, Ni­cholas II’S di­ary and a draft of Trot­sky’s speech. Ac­com­pa­ny­ing book of the same ti­tle (£25)

Avant-garde Rus­sia at the Sains­bury Cen­tre for Visual Arts, Nor­wich, Nor­folk, from Oc­to­ber 14 to Fe­bru­ary 11, 2018 (http:// scva.ac.uk), will be fo­cused on a model of the iconic project of the Soviet era, Tatlin’s Tower, which was de­signed to rise 1,310ft above the River Neva, but was never built

Imag­ine Moscow: ar­chi­tec­ture, pro­pa­ganda, revo­lu­tion at the De­sign Mu­seum, Kens­ing­ton High Street, Lon­don W8, from March 15 to June 4 (020–3862 5900; http:// de­sign­mu­seum.org) will ex­plore the un­re­alised vi­sion for the post-revo­lu­tion

Soviet cap­i­tal. Plans, models and draw­ings for six un­built land­marks are placed along­side pro­pa­ganda posters, tex­tiles, porce­lain and mag­a­zines. In­cludes a room ded­i­cated to Lenin’s Mau­soleum

The Cur­rency of Com­mu­nism at the Bri­tish Mu­seum, Lon­don WC2, from Oc­to­ber 26 to May 2018 (020–7323 8299; www.british­mu­seum.org) will ex­plore how Com­mu­nist states rad­i­cally re­struc­tured their economies through visual records as coins and ban­knotes, as well as barter, voucher sys­tems and the black mar­ket

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