"Is it the shadow of the Russian Revolution that makes Oxford's young men volunteer to serve?"

The Russian Revolution refers to a number of individual

revolutions in Russia during 1917, which ultimately led to the creation of the Soviet Union.

A previous revolution in 1905 is thought to have influenced the 1917 uprisings.

George Orwell's novel 'Animal Farm', addresses the dangerous themes of  revolution and draws on Russia for inspiration in its content.