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    Twitter is keeping history fans entertained with a series of accounts publishing original sources of famous historical events, including the Russian Revolution of 1917.

    The “Cultural Revolution” account is marking the 50th anniversary of China's Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution by tweeting “real-time” updates of the movement, which was launched by Chinese leader Mao Zedong in 1966 and continued until his death in 1976.

    ​​​The “Russian Telegraph” tweets news from the Russian Empire. Like China's Cultural Revolution, the account gives live updates – this time from 100 years ago.

    ​​​The US National Archives tweets copies of historical photographs and documents.

    ​​​A “Tweets of Old” account based in Texas is sharing one-liners from US newspapers which were published over a century ago.

    ​​​UK historian of Victorian popular culture Bob Nicholson, aka the “DigiVictorian,” is sharing quotes newspaper articles and pictures from the nineteenth century.

    ​​​“Silent Movie Gifs” makes snippets of cinema's silent era.

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