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 Alexander Kerensky - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Kerensky, the son of a headmaster, was born in Simbirsk (now Ulyanovsk), the same town as Lenin (then Ulyanov).
But Kerensky and the other political leaders felt obliged by their commitments to Russia's allies to continue involvement in World War I - especially as the economy, already under huge stress from the war effort, would likely crumble if vital supplies from France and the UK were to stop.
Kerensky died at his home in New York City in 1970, one of the last surviving major participants in the turbulent events of 1917.
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 Alexander Kerensky
Kerensky was born on May 4, 1881 in Simbirsk and educated at the University of Sait Petersburg.
Kerensky’s failure to counteract the steady deterioration in the economic and military situation of the country, however, enabled the Bolsheviks to undermine his government and to usurp power for the soviets, or councils, of workers, soldiers, and peasants, establishing a governmental structure parallel to that of the provisional government.
Kerensky, who in the meantime had gone to the front in an effort to win support among the troops, organized a military force and attempted to capture Petrograd, but the troops refused to fight.
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 First World War.com - Who's Who - Alexander Kerenski
Alexander Kerenski (1881-1970) served at the head of the Russian Provisional Government from July-October 1917; with the Bolshevik October Revolution he was forced to flee the country, remaining in exile for the remaining 53 years of his life.
With illness obliging Kerenski to adopt a lower profile in late 1915 his return to St. Petersburg during the summer of 1916 was marked by a notable increase in the ferocity of his complaints levied specifically against the Tsar.
Kerenski's fall was triggered by his decision on 5 November (Western calendar) to arrest the leaders of the MRC Bolshevik revolutionary committee, which succeeded only in bringing about their uprising.
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 Alexander Kerensky
Alexander Kerensky led, for part of its short life, the Provisional Government.
Kerensky belonged to the Socialist Revolutionaries, the Petrograd Soviet and was a member of the Duma.
As Kerensky argued, it was simply an extension of the democratic process denied to the people by the Romanovs.
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 ipedia.com: Alexander Kerensky Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Alexander Fedorovich Kerensky - June 11, 1970) was the chairman of the Russian Provisional Government after the downfall of the last Tsar and immediately before the Bolsheviks and Lenin came to power....
Alexander Fedorovich Kerensky (Russian:Алекса́ндр Фёдорович Ке́ренский) (April 22, 1881 (May 2, New Style) - June 11, 1970) was the chairman of the Russian Provisional Government after the downfall of the last Tsar and immediately before the Bolsheviks and Lenin came to power.
Lenin was determined to overthrow Kerensky's government before it could be legitimised by the planned elections for a Russian Constituent Assembly, and on November 7 (New Style), the Bolsheviks militia staged a coup in Petrograd (later mythologised by Bolshevik propaganda as a working-class revolution).
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Alexander Kerensky was the Minister of Justice of the Provisional Government that was legitimised, by the manifesto written by Michail Alexandrovich Romanov, on March 3, 1917.
Alexander Kerensky said to the government and the soviet that he wasn't going to be the "russian Marat" when they spoke about the last Czars destiny.
Kerensky wanted them out of the country, for their own safety, and when they couldn't get exile in England they were moved to Tobolsk, because it have no railroad connection, they would be safe there, for a while at least.
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 Stanford Magazine: January/February 2001: A Doomed Democracy
Alexander Kerensky was born in 1881 in a sleepy town on the mid-Volga River called Simbirsk--the birthplace 11 years earlier of one Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known as Lenin.
Despite the public's distaste for the war, Kerensky and his government colleagues were supreme nationalists, under pressure from the Allies to honor Russian commitments and loath to envision a break-up of their empire at the hands of the Germans.
Kerensky later maintained that there was one principal force responsible for the rise of the Bolsheviks from their status as a minor splinter group--namely, a master plot by the Germans.
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 Alexander Kerensky   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Kerensky was born in Simbirsk (Simbirsk: ulyanovsk (, formerly...
Kerensky narrowly escaped this defeat, and for the next few weeks he lived in hiding until he could leave the country, eventually arriving in France (France: A republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe).
Kerensky lived in Paris (Paris: The capital and largest city of France; and international center of culture and commerce) until 1940, engaged in the endless splits and quarrels of the exiled Russian democratic leaders.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/alexander_kerensky   (1120 words)

 Alexander Kerensky
Alexander Kerensky was born in Simbirsk, Russia, on 22nd April, 1881.
Kerensky was now in danger and so he called on the Soviets and the Red Guards to protect Petrograd.
Kerensky assembled loyal troops from the Northern Front but his army was defeated by Bolshevik forces at Pulkova.
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 Military History Online - The Kerensky Offensive
The officers whom Kerensky met were lumped into three categories: the majority who were confused and unable to lead, a minority who were sabotaging the revolution, and a smaller group who knew how to approach and lead the revolutionary soldier.
Kerensky and Brusilov were of the opinion that once the shooting began the soldiers would ignore the calls for political meetings and return to the trenches to support the comrades who chose to fight on(4).
Kerensky was jubilant and telegraphed Petrograd to recommend that the divisions be awarded the Red Banner; however, as the hours wore on no further reports of advances were received along the Eleventh's front.
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 The Great War . Historians . Orlando Figes | PBS
In many ways that was the tragedy of Russia in 1917, that such huge responsibility was placed on the shoulders of such an inexperienced man. Kerensky was also foolish.
Alexsaiv, who he sacked as commander and chief in April, had said that the army could not launch an offensive that summer because it was too demoralized; supplies were not there, it was too undisciplined, and the Soviets wouldn't back it.
But even Brusilov by May was beginning to warn Kerensky that the offensive could not succeed.
www.pbs.org /greatwar/historian/hist_figes_05_hope.html   (559 words)

 Lateline - 22/09/2003: The Half-Hearted Revolutionary In Paradise . Australian Broadcasting Corp
It is during the Russian Revolution, in one action between the government and Bolshevik armies, Alexander Kerensky drove his car between the lines and attempted bravely but unsuccessfully to reason with the Bolsheviks.
Kerensky fled to England and then to France, and in 1940 he moved to the United States.
Alexander Kerensky once said, `Without a Rasputin, there wouldn't have been a Lenin.' Without a revolution there would not have been an exile, a relentless émigré, who, for a moment in history called Brisbane his home.
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 Gedachten   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Alexander Kerensky (1881-1970) was born in Simbirsk, in Russia, which was at the time a Tsarist state of increasing instability.
Instead, Kerensky concluded Brusilov had failed in his tasks, and he replaced him with General Lavr Kornilov, a staunch anti-bolshevik who, as head of the Petrogad Garrison, had proposed to end the bolshevik might with violence.
Kerensky's loyal army was defeated at Pulkova by the bolsheviks, and Alexander Kerensky himself fled in a car to Finland.
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 Nigerian Scam Baiting
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 SparkNotes: The Russian Revolution (1917–1918): Key People & Terms
Alexander II The Tsar who formally abolished serfdom in 1861, freeing Russia’s serfs from indentured servitude to their landowners.
In 1881, Alexander II was assassinated by a member of one of these groups, prompting his successor, son Alexander III, to implement a harsh crackdown on public resistance.
Alexander III’s son, Nicholas II, was the tsar in power during the Russian Revolution in 1917.
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 Kerensky, Aleksandr Feodorovich on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
A lawyer, he was elected to the fourth duma in 1912 as a representative of the moderate Labor party.
Kerensky's insistence on remaining in World War I, his failure to deal with urgent economic problems (particularly land distribution), and his moderation enabled the Bolsheviks to overthrow his government later in 1917.
Kerensky fled to Paris, where he continued as an active propagandist against the Soviet regime.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/k/kerensky.asp   (155 words)

 biographical details on boys clothing : Alexander Feodorovich Kerensky
Alexander Kerensky emerged as an important figure in the Russian government in the transition between the reign of the Tsar Nicholas II and the Soviet Communist dictatorship.
Kerensky realising that the authority and reach of the Tsarist Government was failing, demanded the abdigation of Tsar Nicholas II (February 1917).
Kerensky with loyal troops from the Northern Front moved toward Petrograd, but were defeated by the Bolshevik at Pulkova with many of the Army troops refusing to fight.
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 Kerensky not a Jew
But the historical record shows pretty clearly, I think, that Kerensky was a fool who was intoxicated by his own rhetoric, who was terrified of the actually mostly well-meaning right forces, and who rejected clear evidence that Lenin would be his undoing.
Kerensky was a revolutionary like Lenin and no democrat; he was simply less bloodthirsty and more sentimental.
The main theme of the article is the progressive falling apart of the Russian state during the course of 1917 as the background for the Bolshevik coup de etat.
www.stanford.edu /group/wais/Individuals/individuals_kerenskyjew.htm   (870 words)

 Kerensky   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
*Kerensky was accepted as a member mainly because he was a lawyer.
When Kerensky stepped up in his ranking he appointed two subordinates that were a big mistake.
*Kerensky was the vice-president on the Soviet of Workers' and Soldiers' Deputies.
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 Kerensky Cross and Chain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The cross and chain said to be given as a gift by Alexander Kerensky to Dee Haywood (from the Hoare-Haywood family).
Alexander Kerensky (1881-1970), Head of the Provisional Government and Commander in Chief of the Russian army between May and October 1917.
Alexander Kerensky in the library of the Winter Palace, August 1917.
www.romanovrussia.com /Kerensky.html   (210 words)

 Education World® - *History : By Region : Europe : Russia : Famous People : General Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Kerensky, Alexander History of Russia Grade school project presents a chronicle of the Russian revolutionary and statesman who was deposed by the Bolsheviks in the October revolution.
Kerensky, Alexander Mikhail and Alexander Kerensky Read about the head of the provisional government after the February Revolution from a biography of Grand Duke Mikhail Romanov.
Kerensky, Alexander Fiodorovich Read a short biography of the Russian politician who headed the provisional government after the Tsar's abdication in 1917.
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 October Revolution -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
This event was sparked by the June offensive on Germany, in which Alexander Kerensky made a major attack on the Germans, only to be put down easily.
Alexander Kerensky, who held positions in both the Provisional Government and the Petrograd Soviet, felt he needed a trustworthy military leader to defend against any possible attacks from the Bolsheviks.
When Kerensky realised what was happening, he panicked and the Bolsheviks' Red Guard offered to defend the capital.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Bolshevik_Revolution   (1421 words)

 SFBG News | World View | July 14, 1999   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Kerensky came to believe that major conflicts of the 20th Century are no more than a continuation of World War I and that future historians will view them in the same way as they do the Hundred Years' War -- actually a series of conflicts between France and England from 1337 to 1453.
Alexander Feodorovich felt that this long war will continue until we find real solutions to the major issues raised in 1914 but never truly settled.
Kerensky conducted me to his small, cramped office on the first floor of the Hoover Institution.
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 SparkNotes: The Russian Revolution (1917–1918): The Summer of 1917
In June, Minister of War Alexander Kerensky ordered the Russian army to undertake a renewed offensive along the Austrian front in World War I. Prior to the offensive’s start, Kerensky personally toured the front and delivered rousing speeches to the troops.
Kerensky, for his effectiveness in neutralizing the Bolsheviks, was promoted from minister of war to prime minister.
Kerensky, believing that Kornilov was leading a coup aimed at unseating him, panicked and publicly accused Kornilov of treason.
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