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Don’t celebrate the Russian Revolution 

Two new art exhibits try to recast a bloody, inhumane time period in a positive light.

Vladimir Stenberg and Georgii Stenberg, The Mirror of Soviet Society, cover of Red Field magazine, 1928

Vladimir Stenberg and Georgii Stenberg, The Mirror of Soviet Society, cover of Red Field magazine, 1928

Courtesy Art Institute Chicago

One hundred years after the 1917 Soviet revolution in Russia, two baffling museum exhibitions attempt to recast one of the bloodiest regimes in human history in a positive light. "Revolution Every Day" at the Smart Museum and "Revolutsiia! Demonstratsiia! Soviet Art Put…

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