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The Main Events of the Russian Revolution

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Sara Jaeck

on 7 April 2011

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Transcript of The Main Events of the Russian Revolution

What were the main events of the Russian Revolution?? Conditions in Russia were continuing to worsen... The Russian people wanted change. March 8,1917 (The March Revolution also known as the February Revolution in Russia.) Unhappy citizens took to the streets of Petrograd, the Russian capital, to protest the lack of food and fuel. Sympathetic police and soldiers in Petrograd refused to follow orders to shoot the rioters. The government was helpless... March 15,1917
Russian citizens,soldiers,and government were all refusing to obey Nicholas II. It became clear he had lost all control of the nation. On this day, March 15, Nicholas II was forced to step down as czar. The Russian monarchy had come to and end. After the fall of Nicholas II,
the Duma established a provisional, or temporary government.
It was led by Aleksandr Kerensky. Many Russians were very unhappy with their new leadership because...

The government planned to continue fighting in World War I, even though most Russians were thoroughly tired of war.
Russian peasants, who simply wanted land and food, felt that Kerensky's government was doing too little to help. Leading the opposition to Kerensky's provisional government were the Bokshevikes The Bolsheviks wanted a fundamental change in Russian government and society- and immediate Marxist revolution. They planned to...
abolish private property
enforce social equalit

Bolshevism later became known as Marxism- Lenninism, after Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin. The Bolshevik Revolution:
The government ordered a final military offensive against the Central Powers along the Eastern Front. This failed.
This led to widespread rebellion in the Russian army.
This also caused the Russian army to collapse.
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