- Emily Parker: This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, a defining event of the 20th century.
- Russia's President Putin is refraining from celebrating the revolution, writes Emily Parker
- But Project 1917, which was founded to create social media forums about the revolution, is allowing Russians to celebrate it, she writes
Emily Parker is the author of "Now I Know Who My Comrades Are: Voices From the Internet Underground" and a former member of the Policy Planning staff at the US State Department. The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers.
(CNN)Russian President Vladimir Putin would rather ignore the Russian revolution, which marks its 100th anniversary this year. But in the Internet age, it's impossible to erase history. Ordinary Russians are commemorating the revolution on social media, the last platform for free expression in Russia.