Take-two for robber revolutionaries

  • 1999-07-29
  • By Philip Birzulis
The beginning of this century saw a volatile mixture of nationalism and socialism erupt into the 1905 revolution in Latvia. A lot of the firebrands who took part were exiled, but the intriguing stories of how they fared abroad are little known elsewhere.A new film project called "Lead on Canvas" takes a look at the most famous of a series of bank robberies committed by these desperate figures across Europe in their effort to keep the flame of revolution burning back home. It is a story which seems to have echoes in larger and more tragic events in Latvian history later in the century.Englan...
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