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Anniversary Special: 95 years since the Russian Revolution

The October Revolution marked the beginning of the spread of communism in the twentieth century



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The Russian Revolution is a series of revolutions in Russia in 1917 which destroyed the Tsarist autocracy and led to the creation of the Soviet Union.

In March 1917, the Russian Revolution started with demonstrations against World War 1 and the food supply shortages in Petrograd leading to the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II and the collapse of the czarist government. The regime was succeeded by a series of provisional governments (such as the Provisional Government of Alexander Kerensky) composed of liberal and moderate socialist ministers, and by the establishment of the Soviet (Council) of Workers and Soldiers' Deputies.

During the October 1917 Revolution, the Bolsheviks overthrew the Kerensky's Provisional Government, formed in March 1917, and replaced it for a soviet one, leading to the establishment of the Soviet Union. The October Revolution was led by Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky, and marked the beginning of the spread of communism in the twentieth century.

The uprising brought half a million people onto the streets of the city carrying banners calling for an end to the war and the fall of the new provisional government.

In Photo: RUSSIAN FEDERATION, PETROGRAD : Bolshevik fighters pose with their guns on top of a light armoured vehicle captured 07 November 1917 in Petrograd from the forces of the Provisional Government of Alexander Kerensky after the seizure of the Winter Palace.

Photos: AFP

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