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  Russian Revolution — FactMonster.com
The Russian Revolution - The Russian Revolution Origins of discontent On November 7, Russians celebrate the anniversary of...
Russian Revolution: The Revolution of 1905 - The Revolution of 1905 The Russian Revolution of 1905 began in St. Petersburg on Jan. 22 (Jan. 9,...
Russian Revolution: Causes - Causes The revolution was the culmination of a long period of repression and unrest.
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  Russian Revolutions of 1917 - MSN Encarta
The Russian revolutions of 1917 involved a series of uprisings by workers and peasants throughout the country and by soldiers, who were predominantly of peasant origin, in the Russian army.
The second revolution led to the rise of the modern Communist movement and to the transformation of the Russian Empire into what became known as the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).
The overthrow of the Russian monarch, Emperor Nicholas II, and the ruling Romanov dynasty took place after an uprising that lasted from February 23 to 27, 1917, according to the Julian calendar then used in Russia, or March 8 to 12 according to the Gregorian calendar.
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  Russian Revolution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Russian Revolution of 1905 was a series of strikes and anti-government violence against Tsar Nicholas II The Russian Revolution of 1917, which included:
The Third Russian Revolution was the failed anarchist revolution against the Bolsheviks and the White movement 1918 - 1922
When the year is not indicated in the reference, the term "Russian Revolution", if used as a time mark, usually refers to the October Revolution of 1917, whereas references to the revolution of 1905 always mention the year and references to the February Revolution always mention the month.
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 Russian Revolution of 1917 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Russian Revolution of 1917 was a series of political events in Russia, which, after the elimination of the Russian autocracy system, and the Provisional Government (Duma), resulted in the establishment of the Soviet power under the control of the Bolshevik party.
The February Revolution of 1917, which displaced the autocracy of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, the last effective Tsar of Russia, and sought to establish in its place a liberal republic.
Dissatisfaction with Russian autocracy culminated in the Bloody Sunday massacre, in which Russian workers saw their pleas for justice rejected as thousands of unarmed protestors were shot by the Tsar's troops.
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 RUSSIAN REVOLUTION,
The immediate cause of the March Revolution of 1917 was the collapse of the czarist regime under the gigantic strain of World War I. The underlying cause was the backward economic condition of the country, which made it unable to sustain the war effort against powerful, industrialized Germany.
Russian industry, however, lacked the capacity to arm, equip, and supply the some 15 million men who were put into the field.
Under growing Bolshevik pressure the All-Russian Soviet Executive Committee decided on the election of a new Congress of Soviets to convene on November 2; later, it was postponed to November 7.
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 OCCULT ROOTS OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION
Russian communism is a distortion of the Russian messianic idea; it proclaims light from the East which is destined to enlighten the bourgeois darkness of the West.
Its truth is a social truth, a revelation of the possibility of the brotherhood of man and of peoples, the suppression of classes, whereas its falsehood lies in its spiritual foundations which result in a process of dehumanisation, in the denial of the worth of the individual man, in the narrowing of human thoughtÂ….
Russian occultists saw the Bolshevics as unconsciously working for the cosmic mission of Russia and interpreted the Soviet hammer and sickle as hidden symbols of the flsmith’s art, hinting at future transmutation and transformation.
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 Russian Revolution - Encyclopedia.com
Russian Revolution violent upheaval in Russia in 1917 that overthrew the czarist government.
The Russian Revolution of 1905 began in St. Petersburg on Jan. 22 (Jan. 9, O.S.) when troops fired on a defenseless crowd of workers, who, led by a priest, were marching to the Winter Palace to petition Czar Nicholas II.
The Roles of Lenin and Stalin in the Russian Revolution.
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 Russian Revolution of 1917, series of events in imperial Russia that culminated in 1917 with the establishment of the ...
Russian Revolution of 1917, series of events in imperial Russia that culminated in 1917 with the establishment of the Soviet state that became known as the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)
The second revolution, which opened with the armed insurrection of October 24 and 25, organized by the Bolshevik Party against the Provisional Government, effected a change in all economic, political, and social relationships in Russian society; it is often designated the Bolshevik, or October, Revolution.
The immediate cause of the February Revolution of 1917 was the collapse of the czarist regime under the gigantic strain of World War I. The underlying cause was the backward economic condition of the country, which made it unable to sustain the war effort against powerful, industrialized Germany.
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 Russian Revolution
Two revolutions of February and October 1917 (Julian calendar) that began with the overthrow of the Romanov dynasty and ended with the establishment of a communist soviet (council) state, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).
The October Revolution was a coup on the night of 25–26 October (6–7 November by the Western calendar).
The Western Allies, with the exception of some leftists, were alarmed by the Russian Revolution from the beginning, seeing the threat of Russia's departure from the war.
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 Three Concepts of the Russian Revolution
The Revolution of 1905 came to be not only the "general rehearsal" of 1917 but also the laboratory in which all the fundamental groupings of Russian political life were worked out and all the tendencies and shadings inside Russian Marxism were projected.
The struggle for political freedom and the democratic republic in bourgeois society is to the proletarian merely one of the necessary stages in the struggle for the social revolution" "The Marxists are thoroughly convinced," he wrote in 1905, "of the bourgeois character of the Russian Revolution.
Russian democracy, on the contrary, could come about only in consequence of a large-scale revolutionary insurrection, the dynamics of which would never permit the labor government to maintain itself within the framework of bourgeois democracy.
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 Russian Legacy | Russian History - T. Wood - Russian Revolutions
The Russian Revolution didn't happen sooner than 1917 - despite, one must say, the best efforts of assorted tsars and ministers to bring that fate upon themselves in the preceding decades - because the people weren't ready.
The question of why the Revolution occurred when it did inevitably merges with the question of whether it was avoidable at any particular moment in the years prior to 1917.
Walter Lacquer has argued that 'the Revolution was, in the final analysis, the work of one man. Without him the Revolution would not have happened' (Lacquer 1987: 220).
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 The Russian Revolution   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Because of this, the church was opposing the revolution and working against the peasants and oppressed masses in their struggle to better their own condition.
In other words, the Russian Revolution, and the developments thereafter, cannot be viewed only as a product of Communist Revolution, but they also have to be viewed as a product of the social history of Russia, which was itself very brutal and oppressive.
The Russian revolution was a reaction to the abuses and terror that was waged against the population by the Czars, a reaction to the horrible conditions of World War I, in which over a million Russians lost their lives, and a reaction to a country that had no stability or history of progressive development.
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 Russian Revolution
The Russian revolution was important because it started a breakout of terror in Russia as well as the rest of the world.Lenin was the leader of the revolution and lead Russia through a turbulent transition.
Russians were obedient to Stalin because they feared him and his secret police.
The biggest effect that the Russian Revolution had is that it brought a significant nation into the communist fold.
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 lenin
The popular myth that the Bolsheviks hijacked the revolution during the last minute suggests that the Bolsheviks provided little leadership and that it was mainly due to other causes.
Berdyaev in 'The Origin of Russian Communism' maintained that “moderate people of liberal and humanist principles can never flourish in the elemental sweep of a revolution brought by war.” Therefore, the primary events played out in the year of 1917 were the power struggles between the Provisional Government, the moderate Socialists and the Bolsheviks.
They believed that the power brought by the bourgeois revolution of February must not be toppled and the worker’s party should instead wait for the third stage of the revolution whereby they would then assume power.
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 Another Russian Revolution? (washingtonpost.com)
But as Lenin once said, "a revolution is a miracle," and the Kremlin and its political opponents seem bewitched by the possibility of one.
Russian activists found inspiration and a namesake in Ukraine's student pro-democracy group Pora, shown demonstrating in the capital, Kiev, in October in support of opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko, now president.
But following the Orange Revolution in Ukraine, the government of President Vladimir Putin was unexpectedly shaken by thousands of retirees who took to the streets to protest cuts in their benefits.
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 Lecture 5: The Russian Revolution (1)
He was, as one observer wrote, "unquestionably humanitarian and utterly Russian in every respect." On graduation, he started a legal aid office in the city, advising workers on their rights and representing them without fees.
During the 1905 revolution, he founded a socialist newspaper and served four months in the Kresty prison after a friend's revolver was found in his apartment.
The Soviet of Workers' Deputies is an organization of the workers, the embryo of a workers' government, the representative of the interests of the entire mass of the poor section of the population, i.e., of nine-tenths of the population, which is striving for peace, bread and freedom.
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 The Russian Revolution
The Russian Revolution of 1917 is also called the Bolshevik Revolution or the October Revolution.
The Russian Revolution of 1917 played a very important role in world history and also a major role in the history of the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
When the October Revolution in 1917 finally came to pass, the Latvian Strelki (or Latvian Rifleman) were instrumental in protecting the newly formed Bolshevik government (Council of People’s Commissars) from counterrevolutionaries.
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 Sample College Essays - 1stop Essays
It is in her view of the Russian Revolution, as a social historian, that allows for respect to be given to the masses of people who were fighting for social and political freedoms.
Fitzpatrick makes known form the beginning of her work that the Russian Revolution to many is seen as being corrupt and is clearly a controversial subject between many historians.
Fitzpatrick concludes the book by discussing the success of the Revolution, and making known that the Revolution offered little to the people within Russia, and although they may have saw a little improvement in their lives during the Revolution it was short lived.
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 Russian Revolution
Russia was defeated and it proved to be a humiliating loss for the Russian Empire.
Bloody Sunday; Revolution of 1905 was the last peaceful effort by the people to seek reforms.
Land for the peasants, Bread for the workers and Peace for the soldiers.
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 Russian Revolution/Stalinism
Thus, Pipes's revolution is one brought upon by human agency (more specifically Lenin and the intelligentsia as the masses acted as "spectators"); socio- economic factors play only a minor role.
Malia sees the Russian Revolution as a tragedy because: (1) it was a dismal failure bereft of violence and (2) it was the original sin of an age characterized by international and social violence.
As with the Russian Revolution, the historiography of Stalinism heavily reflects the ideology of the historian.
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 The Russian Revolution
Russia was left, in the aftermath of the Revolution of 1905, with the same inept, authoritarian government that it had had before.
A revolution on the land, which was beyond the control of city authorities, was occurring.
A Russian offensive in July, beaten back decisively by the Germans, provoked an uprising which was put down, a circumstance which temporarily required that Lenin and other Soviet leaders flee into hiding.
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 Makhnovists & The Russian Revolution
The strain of the October Revolution was that oppressions committed against the working class "in the name of the working class" caused many to lose hope in any form of government, especially one controlled by the Bolsheviks.
Because of the sailors heroic efforts in the 1917 Revolutions, they were considered the "reddest of the red."30 Therefore, their defiance of the Bolshevik Government and a call for its overthrow was a significant symbol of the anti-revolutionary nature of the Bolshevik regime and its failure to win support for its continued existence.
It is in her view of the Russian Revolution, as a social historian, that allows for respect to be given to the masses of people who were fighting for social and political freedoms.
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 Russian Revolution
The Russian Federation and Russian State are slowly collapsing to due to fighting and independence movements.
After 70 years of totalitarian rule, the Russian federation is attempting to make the uneasy transition from authoritarianism to democracy and from socialism to capitalism.
In an analogy used by Russians- their country is only 8 years old- it is like a child that is trying to develop its personality and outlook on life.
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 In Defence of the Russian Revolution
To justify my acceptance of the kind invitation to present a report on the Russian Revolution, permit me to point to the fact that during the thirty-five years of my political life the question of the Russian Revolution has been the practical and theoretical axis of my thought and of my actions...
But in the course of revolution, too, men act under the influence of social conditions which are not freely chosen by them but are handed down from the past and imperatively point out the road which they must follow.
For an explanation of the extraordinary persistence which the masses of the people of the Soviet Union are showing throughout the years of the revolution, many foreign observers rely, in accord with ancient habit, on the "passivity" of the Russian character.
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 Leaders of the Russian Revolution
Leaders of the Russian Revolution contains microfilm and microfiche copies of the archives of the following nine figures important to the early history of Soviet Russia.
In 1919, he replaced Iakov Sverdlov and Chairman of the All-Russian Executive Committee of the Communist Party, and during the Civil War organised the "October Revolution Agitation Train," whose task was to recruit peasants and workers to the Reds.
From the age of 18 he was involved in revolutionary activity, and his involvement with the abortive 1905 Revolution as head of the Petrograd Soviet led to a temporary exile.
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 1917 Russian Revolution
The 1917 Russian Revolution was not, as many people suppose, one well organised event in which Tsar Nicholas II was overthrown and Lenin and the Bolsheviks took power.
The first major event of the Russian Revolution was the February Revolution, which was a chaotic affair and the culmination of over a century of civil and military unrest.
With Russian politics still in a state of constant flux Lenin realised that now was the time to capitalise on his party's popularity.
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 The First Russian revolution 1905 - 1907 years
In April 1905 the Third Congress of the Russian Social-Democratic Labour Party took place in London defining the strategy and tactics of the Party in the bourgeois-democratic revolution and development of it Into a socialist revolution.
The armed uprising in Moscow in December 1905 became the culmination of the Russian revolution.
The final part of this exposition is dedicated to the world-wide historic significance of the Russian revolution that took place from 1905 to 1907.
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 Russian Revolution, October, 1917
But now the Provisional Government declares, in this moment those elements of the Russian nation, those groups and parties who have dared to lift their hands against the free will of the Russian people, at the same time threatening to open the front to Germany, must be liquidated.
It consisted in occupying first of all those parts of the city adjoining the Finland Station: the Vyborg Side, the outskirts of the Petersburg Side, etc. Together with the units arriving from Finland it would then be possible to launch an offensive against the centre of the capital.
The social revolution is nearer in Germany than it is in Russia.
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