(Listen at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09d43w1 )
Ten contemporary cultural specialists look back at the impact of the Russian Revolution of 1917 on artists of the time – in film, theatre, poetry, dance and beyond.
Director and writer Richard Eyre appraises the impact of the Russian Revolution on the life and career of theatre director Vsevolod Meyerhold. Initially, an enthusiast for the Bolshevik cause, he later fell foul of the system.
Part of Breaking Free: A Century of Russian Culture
Producer Alison Hindell
BBC Cymru Wales.
Eyre photo: Charlie Rose Show