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 (kə-rĕn′skē, kĕr′ən-, kyĕr′yĭn-), Aleksandr Feodorovich 1881-1970.
Russian revolutionary who became prime minister of the provisional government (July 1917) after the abdication of Nicholas II but was overthrown by the Bolsheviks (October 1917) for his moderate policies.


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Aleksandr Feodorovich, 1881–1970, Russian revolutionary leader: premier 1917; in the U.S. after 1946.
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Noun1.Kerensky - Russian revolutionary who was head of state after Nicholas II abdicated but was overthrown by the Bolsheviks (1881-1970)Kerensky - Russian revolutionary who was head of state after Nicholas II abdicated but was overthrown by the Bolsheviks (1881-1970)
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The King, Constantine's son George II, now under house arrest, appears in the last interchapter of the volume, praising Plastiras for his killing of the ministers, and saying that Kerensky might have saved his government from Lenin's communist takeover if he had shot more communists while he was prime minister.
Also interestingly, in the same movie, the female agent from the Kerensky government named Fanny Kaplan tried to kill Lenin using the same pistol.
Though he won just nine, Kerensky received $221,842 to cover his hours and expenses, government data show.
Historically; failed leaders lost power in the Kremlin -- Tsar Nicholas II, Kerensky, Trotsky, Beria Khrushchev, even Gorbachev.
AFTER LIBERATION, Fenby notes, there was always the risk that the communists, having practicing classic "united front" tactics during the war, would hijack the Resistance movement and leave de Gaulle as a French Kerensky, the Russian transition figure who governed briefly after the Revolution.
US President Woodrow Wilson, author of the famous Fourteen Points and a champion of human rights, saw the Balfour Declaration as a prelude to the acknowledgement of Jews' right to self-determination and pressurized Russian Prime Minister Alexander Kerensky to support establishment of a Jewish national state in return for ensuring support of Russian Jews to his government.
Perhaps no juxtaposition highlights the divisiveness of the war better than the 1917 visit of Emmeline Pankhurst to Russia, to encourage the Kerensky regime's continuation of the war, vice daughter Sylvia's overt nonconformity.
Another external constraint shaping Soviet attitudes on foreign relations and domestic legal reform was the large foreign debt owed to the United States, France, and England, which the Soviet Union inherited from the Tsarist and Kerensky governments.
For the life of me I could not see how a small band of rag-tag conspirators, led by unknowns with names like Kerensky, Trotsky and Lenin, offered any threat to the United States.
Mohamed El Baradei may yet play the role that Vaclav Havel played in Czechoslovakia, consolidating a 'velvet' revolution - or he could play the role of Alexander Kerensky, the exiled lawyer in Russia who became the first Prime Minister after the fall of the Tsar and leader of the moderate Kadet government, but who a few months later was shoved aside by the radical Bolsheviks under Lenin and Trotsky.
Kerensky called the film "pure fantasy," arguing that, "The conspirators created a legend that I was a member of the conspiracy and I betrayed my friends out of fear of the Soviets.
Carolyn Kerensky, a spokeswoman for Miller, said the buggies sell for $9,500 to $15,000 each.