Searching for Traces: 100 Years of the Russian Revolution (12.10.-30.11.2017)
The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution. The revolutionary upheavals had long-lasting socio-economic and cultural effects far beyond Russia's borders and shaped the entire 20th century.
With a "search for traces" of the Russian Revolution, the Russian Cultural Days 2017 in Freiburg are dedicated to this significant event and reflect on the historical and, in particular, current relations between Germany and Russia.
About twenty academic and artistic institutions in the city are cooperating in an exemplary manner. In cooperation with international partners such as the State GULAG Museum Moscow, the human rights organisation "Memorial" and the Russian Library Rudomino, the institutions will explore the artistic explosive power of the revolution and its influence on Western European cultures and societies to this day in exhibitions, plays, research projects, film series, a conference and a lecture series.
The Russian Culture Days 2017 in Freiburg are a project of the newly founded Tsvetaeva Centre at the University of Freiburg e.V. They demonstrate in an impressive way how an entire city can network around a thematic focus.
The project is supported by the Federal Cultural Foundation and Mangold Consulting GmbH