October Revolution

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October Revolution

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(Historical Terms) another name for the Russian Revolution2
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Noun1.October Revolution - the coup d'etat by the Bolsheviks under Lenin in November 1917 that led to a period of civil war which ended in victory for the Bolsheviks in 1922October Revolution - the coup d'etat by the Bolsheviks under Lenin in November 1917 that led to a period of civil war which ended in victory for the Bolsheviks in 1922
Russia, Soviet Union, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, USSR - a former communist country in eastern Europe and northern Asia; established in 1922; included Russia and 14 other soviet socialist republics (Ukraine and Byelorussia and others); officially dissolved 31 December 1991
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But his assassination in 1881 and the ensuing instability (that lasted till the 1917 revolution) ensured that Russia remained at the bottom of industrialized nations in terms of important economic indicators.
Rather, all these were opulent reminders of the excesses of the tsars, who were swept away by the 1917 Revolution.
Lenin and Stalin no longer receive sole credit for the 1917 revolution and the building of socialism in the Soviet Union, and the history of revolutionary Russia is presented as vivid and colorful.
YEKATERINBURG YEKATERINBURG ARENA Home team: FC Ural Capacity: 35.000* The most easterly city hosting matches, at the foot of the Ural mountains, it was where members of the royal family were executed after the October 1917 revolution. The stadium was initially built in 1953.
The closely connected blocks of flats were intended to, and did, house hundreds of the leading personalities of the Soviet state and their families, beginning a dozen or so years after the 1917 revolution. Given that the city then known as Petrograd, the birthplace of the revolution, was under threat from the German war machine as well as internal enemies, the national capital was shifted to Moscow.
A relative of a Stirling couple gave an insight into life in Russia following the 1917 Revolution which swept away the Tsarist regime.
Other files the National Archives has listed as "misplaced while on loan to government department" include one concerning the activities of the Communist party of Great Britain at the height of the cold war; another detailing the way in which the British government took possession of Russian government funds held in British banks after the 1917 revolution; an assessment for government ministers on the security situation in Northern Ireland in the early 1970s; and three files about defence agreements between the United Kingdom and newly independent Malaya in the late 1950s, shortly before the two countries went to war with Indonesia.
In rare comments on the subject ahead of the centenary, Putin made clear he thought it would have been better if the 1917 Revolution had never happened, and that he believed there was nothing to celebrate.
It's loose structure was firmly held together by David Pountney's suitably bleak and brutal production, updated to just after the 1917 revolution, and Toma Hanus who conducted the WNO orchestra, always idiomatic in the music's dark colours and stark harmonies, with impressive trenchancy.
THERE'S ONLY ONE surviving piece of architecture that can be said to be of, rather than about, or inspired by, the 1917 revolution in Russia.
Over the millennia China has had several small Jewish migrations, including adventurous Silk Road merchants, Sephardic traders and Russians fleeing the 1917 revolution, but it wasn't until the late 1930s and the early 1940s that a significant number, some 20,000, arrived.