22 Facts About Russian Revolution


Russian Revolution was a period of political and social revolution that took place in the former Russian Empire which began during the First World War.

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The Russian Revolution can be seen as the precursor for the other European revolutions that occurred during or in the aftermath of WWI, such as the German Revolution of 1918.

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Russian Revolution was inaugurated with the February Revolution in 1917.

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Russian Revolution of 1905 was a major factor contributing to the cause of the Revolutions of 1917.

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The 1905 Russian Revolution led to the creation of a Duma, that would later form the Provisional Government following February 1917.

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Russian Revolution was now held personally responsible for Russia's continuing defeats and losses.

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Social causes of the Russian Revolution can be derived from centuries of oppression of the lower classes by the Tsarist regime and Nicholas's failures in World War I While rural agrarian peasants had been emancipated from serfdom in 1861, they still resented paying redemption payments to the state, and demanded communal tender of the land they worked.

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Since the Age of Enlightenment, Russian Revolution intellectuals had promoted Enlightenment ideals such as the dignity of the individual and the rectitude of democratic representation.

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Dissatisfaction with Russian Revolution autocracy culminated in the huge national upheaval that followed the Bloody Sunday massacre of January 1905, in which hundreds of unarmed protesters were shot by the Tsar's troops.

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The Russian Revolution Empire was an agglomeration of diverse ethnicities that had demonstrated significant signs of disunity in the years before the First World War.

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Russian Revolution troops stopped retreating, and there were even some modest successes in the offensives that were staged that year, albeit at great loss of life.

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Russian Revolution was placed under house arrest with his family by the Provisional Government.

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Russian Revolution sought help from the Petrograd Soviet, which called upon armed Red Guards to "defend the revolution".

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In Finland, Lenin had worked on his book State and Russian Revolution and continued to lead his party, writing newspaper articles and policy decrees.

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Russian Revolution became the site for many instances of symbolism, both physical and non-physical.

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Russian Revolution specifically focused his criticism on Stalin's doctrine, Socialism in One Country, claiming that it was incongruent with the ideology of the revolution.

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In 1937 at the height of the Great Purge, he published the Russian Revolution Betrayed which outlined his ideological contradictions with Stalin, and how Stalin was guilty of subverting and debasing the 1917 revolution.

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Russian Revolution continued to vocally criticize Stalin and Stalinism until his assassination in 1940 on Stalin's orders.

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Soviet-Marxist interpretation is the belief that the Russian Revolution under the Bolsheviks was a proud and glorious effort of the working class which saw the removal of the Tsar, nobility, and capitalists from positions of power.

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Russian Revolution had consolidated the principle of state penetration of the whole society, its economy and its culture.

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Russian Revolution has been portrayed in or served as backdrop for many films.

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Russian Revolution has been used as a direct backdrop for select video games.

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