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Award-winning #1917LIVE ran for a year in 2017 on Twitter, allowing any user to join as a historical character who lived through the Russian Revolution of 1917 and tweet on their behalf, as if social media existed 100 years ago.
Within a year the project generated over 75 million impressions with more than 250,000 followers across platforms. Three-time Cannes Lions finalist#1917LIVE won a Shorty & Shorty Social Good for Best in Education, a Webby & Adweek Arc Award for Best Use of Social and more.
In 2018, the same team launched an image-centered narrative dedicated to Russia’s last reigning royal family – the Romanovs. #Romanovs100 unfolded across four platforms – Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram, bringing unique content to each.
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Within a year #1917LIVE generated over 75 million impressions with more than 250,000 followers across platforms. Three-time Cannes Lions finalist #1917LIVE won a Shorty & Shorty Social Good for Best in Education, a Webby & Adweek Arc Award for Best Use of Social and more.
The aim is to offer panels with me and the brilliant @HelenRappaport, as well as an interactive exhibition and an insight into trans-media storytelling for educational purposes.
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More from #1917LIVE - Emperor Nicholas II with his son Alexei. This image is from 1916, before things turned sour for the Russian royal family. Tsar Nicholas II is playing with his son Alexei by the Dnieper River in Mogilev.
Alexei was born with hemophilia, and his mother's reliance on the faith healer Grigori Rasputin to treat the disease helped bring about the end of the Romanov dynasty.
The Tsar had resisted the influence of Rasputin for a long time. At the beginning, he had tolerated him because he dares not weaken the Tsarina's faith in him. There are various explanations for Rasputin's ability, such as that Rasputin hypnotized Alexei..
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