“Russia Today” came up with a unique way to reenact the Russian Revolution of 1917.
RT’s #1917live project posts real time tweets from 50 accounts that supposedly belong to historical key figures such as the Tsar Nicholas II, Lenin, MPs, military officials and ordinary people that witnessed the events.
All the tweets and characters are based on real events that are announced by “Russian Telegraph”, an imaginary newspaper specifically created for the project which will last for the entire February.
It’s too soon to judge the project’s political outcome but since we are always suspicious and cautious we would advice you to read John Reed’s “Ten Days that Shook the World“. Just to be safe.
Some of the tweets of the people that took part on the events:
Brusilov Offensive in 1916 greatly improved troop morale. There are now 1.9mn soldiers fighting with a further 600k reserves #1917LIVE pic.twitter.com/473FikK3By
— Revolutionary Times (@RT_1917) January 18, 2017
We must fight until we’re victorious. Russian people have been fantastic & we’ll carry on regardless of the number of casualties #1917LIVE pic.twitter.com/vVNqDJAx0N
— Nicholas Romanov (@NicholasII_1917) January 19, 2017
We’re old & unlikely to witness inevitable revolution. The younger generation will have chance to establish proletarian revolution #1917LIVE
— Vladimir Lenin (@VLenin_1917) January 22, 2017
Fate has it that I’m in the US & having all my expenses paid. I don’t have any plans to return to Russia #1917LIVE
— Leon Trotsky (@LeoTrotsky_1917) January 22, 2017
Our troops continue to attack enemy positions in West. Ukraine. Several Austro-Hungarian trenches captured in sudden counterattack #1917LIVE
— General Alexeev (@GenAlexeev_1917) January 30, 2017
URGENT: US is breaking all diplomatic ties with Germany due to unrestricted submarine warfare policy announced by @Kaiser_1917 #1917LIVE pic.twitter.com/V0LokJhh5i
— US Embassy (@USEmbassy_1917) February 3, 2017
Government meddling in military committee could harm Russia’s security by not allowing supply lines to operate properly #1917LIVE
— Alexander Guchkov (@Guchkov_1917) January 24, 2017
Paris agents report that revolution in Russia could take place before war with Germany ends #1917LIVE pic.twitter.com/ZWltAwHDeL
— French Embassy (@FrenchEmb_1917) January 26, 2017
Spoke to Grand Duke Nicholas Mikh. about getting rid of @NicholasII_1917. He loved the idea. Everyone’s sick of Tsar & his wife #1917LIVE
— Vasily Shulgin (@Shulgin_1917) January 18, 2017
BREAKING: US cutting off diplomatic relations with Germany #1917LIVE https://t.co/bQwFtzOVRr
— Revolutionary Times (@RT_1917) February 3, 2017