This year marks an important milestone in Russian history -- the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution.
Coming up, we travel back in time with author and Smithsonian magazine contributor Ian Frazier. We talk about the events -- and bloodshed -- that paved the way for the former USSR. And we consider their relevance today.
Plus: the legacy of Churaevka. What remains of Southbury’s historic Russian community? We take a closer look and we also hear from you.
- Ian Frazier - Smithsonian contributor and author of Travels in Siberia
- Andrei Harwell - Connecticut resident and second-generation Russian-American
- Terrell Jermaine Starr - Senior reporter at The Root
Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired on October 23, 2017.