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    Necessary to Work Toward Reconciliation When Recalling 1917 Revolution - Putin

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    Ahead of the centennial of the 1917 revolutionary events in Russia it is important to move toward reconciliation rather than enlarging the gap in society when recalling the revolution, President Vladimir Putin said Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – In 1917, Russia witnessed two revolutions, in February and in October. By the end of the year the imperial rule in the state was over and the first Soviet government was established.

    "In the conditions when we now recall the 1917 events and when we will mark next year the centennial of the revolutionary events … we must work toward reconciliation, convergence, not division," Putin said at the annual press conference.

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