Anniversaries of the October Revolution in the political-cultural magazine of the Italian Communist Party: Rinascita, 1957-1987

Autumn 2017

To analyse the changes in the way the Italian Communist Party (PCI) was connected historically with the October Revolution and its legacy, it is useful to look at the pages of Rinascita, the political and cultural magazine of the party, on the occasion of four important anniversaries of the revolution of 1917. Behind these changes we can also read the evolution of the PCI’s relationship with the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU), with the Soviet Union as a state and with the experience that it represented for the international workers’ movement and for the workers’ movement in Italy.

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