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The Russian Revolution

%i1%La Domenica del Corriere%i0% (The Sunday Courier) of March 25 to April 1, 1917, an illustrated weekly supplement to Corriere della Sera, published in Milan, Italy. The front and back covers are full-page illustrations by the great Italian illustrator Achille Beltrame. The front cover depicts Russian troops cheering the deputies entering the Duma after what the paper calls, 'the Russian revolt for freedom and the war.' The secondary story was on the fall of Baghdad to British troops.
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a Domenica del Corriere
25 Marzo - 1 Aprile 1917.
L'insurrezione russa per la libertà e la guerra. Le truppe acclamano i deputati che entrano alla Duma.
The Russian revolt for freedom and the war. The troops cheer the deputies entering the Duma.

La Domenica del Corriere (The Sunday Courier) of March 25 to April 1, 1917, an illustrated weekly supplement to Corriere della Sera, published in Milan, Italy. The front and back covers are full-page illustrations by the great Italian illustrator Achille Beltrame. The front cover depicts Russian troops cheering the deputies entering the Duma after what the paper calls, 'the Russian revolt for freedom and the war.' The secondary story was on the fall of Baghdad to British troops.

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a Domenica del Corriere

25 Marzo - 1 Aprile 1917.

L'insurrezione russa per la libertà e la guerra. Le truppe acclamano i deputati che entrano alla Duma.

The Russian revolt for freedom and the war. The troops cheer the deputies entering the Duma.

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The Russian Revolution of 1917 began with the February Revolution that deposed Tsar Nicholas II and created a Provisional Government. It continued through a summer marked by Russia's last major offensive of the war and a right-wing revolt, before the October Revolution brought the Bolsheviks, the most anti-war party, to power.

The Provisional Government that led the country after the February Revolution (Old Style, March New Style) was committed to continuing Russia's war effort, and repressed anti-war sentiment. In July 1917, War Minister Alexander Kerensky launched an offensive that ended in defeat. In the aftermath, demonstrators again took to the streets looking to the Bolsheviks for an immediate end to the war, but the party failed to act. The pro-war government released documents indicating Vladimir Lenin, the Bolshevik leader, was a German agent, and arrested party members. Lenin fled.

Conservatives opposed to Kerensky coalesced around General Kornilov who seemed to threaten the government. To help defend Petrograd, the provisional government freed the Bolsheviks and and armed them and others. Kornilov's threat came to nothing.

Lenin returned from Finland to the capital on October 23, and began organizing an armed revolt with Leon Trotsky. The Bolsheviks seized power in the October Revolution (Old Style, November New Style) .

Lenin was named chairman of a Bolshevik executive created by the soviets.

As the People's Commissar for Foreign Affairs, Trotsky headed the Brest-Litovsk peace negotiations that ultimately led to a treaty with the Central Powers. He subsequently organized the Red Army that defeated the White in the Russian Civil War.

1917-03-11

Events within The Russian Revolution (2)

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February Russian Revolution 1917-03-08
Bolshevik Revolution 1917-11-06 1917-11-07