It coincides with the European spring festival May Day and is a national public holiday in several European countries.
Project 1917, an online platform created by Russian IT giant Yandex, aimed at providing free history, decided to take note of how Labor Day would have been spend if Facebook was available back in 1917. What did the prominent people of that time say about the national holiday?
The project provides a glimpse into life in Russia after the February revolution and into the October Revolution.
Project 1917 is the work of a team of journalists, experts, designers, animators and illustrators.
It consists entirely of primary sources. It includes not a trace of invention. All the texts used are taken from genuine documents written by historical figures: letters, memoirs, diaries and other documents of the period.