100 Years since the Russian Revolution

Mehring Books announces centenary edition of landmark documentary, Tsar to Lenin

12 December 2016

Mehring Books is pleased to announce the new 1917 Centenary Edition of Tsar to Lenin, one of the greatest film documentaries of the 20th century. It is now available for the sale price of $12.95, including free US shipping.

For the first time, the centenary edition contains subtitles in Afrikaans, Chinese, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sinhala, Spanish, Tamil and Turkish.

Based on archival footage assembled over more than a decade by the legendary Herman Axelbank (1900-1979), Tsar to Lenin provides an unparalleled film record of a revolutionary movement, embracing millions, which “shook the world” and changed the course of history. The narration by Max Eastman (1883-1969), the pioneer American radical, conveys with emotion and humanity the drama and pathos of the revolution.

Tsar to Lenin, first released in 1937, presents an extraordinary cinematic account of the Russian Revolution—from the mass uprising which overthrew the centuries-old Tsarist regime in February 1917, to the Bolshevik insurrection led by Lenin and Trotsky eight months later that established the first socialist workers’ state, to the final victory in 1921 of the new Soviet regime over counterrevolutionary forces after a three-year-long civil war.

To order your copy of the centenary edition of Tsar to Lenin, click here.

Above is the 2012 trailer for this extraordinary documentary.