The Russian Revolution, a pair of revolutions that shook Russia in 1917, plunged the country into a civil war and prompted hundreds of thousands from the Tsarist society's upper ranks to flee for their lives.
The main events of both revolutions took place in Petrograd, now known as St. Petersburg.
The first one, known as the February Revolution, lasted from March 7 to March 16 (or February 22 to March 3 in the Julian calendar) 1917.
The second is widely known as the October Uprising or Red October, with the main events starting with an armed insurrection in Petrograd on November 7 [October 25] 1917.
This year, Russia marks the centenary of the events that changed the country forever.
After the fall of the monarchy during the February 1917 revolution, the power went to the Provisional Government, which enjoyed little support in Russian regions where local councils known as Soviets ruled supreme. As the war raged on, the political crisis intensified, compounded by food shortages.
The Great Russian Revolution of 1917 and the events that proceeded, and followed it, saw the creation of the world’s first socialist state, which was committed to promoting the equality of men and women. Many early Russian feminists and workingwomen actively participated in the Revolution, and many more were affected by the events of that period.
With Russia marking the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, Isabel Clemente, a teacher of history at the Republican University of Uruguay, spoke about the events that precipitated the political, social and economic experiment that changed the existing world order.
2017 marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution, which plunged the country into a civil war and prompted hundreds of thousands from Tsarist society's upper ranks to flee for their lives. About 10,000 of them arrived in Japan, including journalist Nikolai Matveev and interpreter Mikhail Grigoryev.
Next month marks the 100th anniversary of the February Revolution of 1917, the first of two revolutions rocking the Russian Empire that fateful year. The events of February had immense consequences for Eurasia and the world. Historian Sergei Zasorin recalls the Revolution's impact on Poland and its drive for independence.
2017 marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution which plunged the country into a civil war and prompted hundreds of thousands from the Tsarist society's upper ranks to flee for their lives. Sputnik continues its series of reports, this time from France.
2017 marks the centenary of the February Revolution and the subsequent October Socialist Revolution of 1917, which plunged the country into a civil war and prompted hundreds of thousands from Tsarist society's upper ranks to flee for their lives. Almost 50,000 of these 'white émigrés' arrived in Serbia, including members of Leo Tolstoy's family.
A hundred years ago, just like today, Russia dominated the world news and invoked passions as intense and varied as they are now. The February Revolution of 1917 was hailed as a miraculous promise of peace and freedom amidst the slaughter and oppression of the Great War.
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