Members of the Red Guards at the Smolny Institute building, in St Petersburg, which was chosen by Vladimir Lenin as Bolshevik headquarters during the October revolution in 1917. Picture: AP

How Chinese communists fell in love with Russians and revolution in 1920s Moscow

Elizabeth McGuire stumbled on little-seen Soviet archives that reveal how Chinese on study trips found social and sexual emancipation and show it was human relationships, not ideology, that shaped early communism in China

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Members of the Red Guards at the Smolny Institute building, in St Petersburg, which was chosen by Vladimir Lenin as Bolshevik headquarters during the October revolution in 1917. Picture: AP
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