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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Czars ruled Russia until the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. Although they were often autocratic and dictatorial, it was during their rule that Russia modernised and became a European superpower.
It was only after the Bolshevik revolution of 1917 that Marx acquired renown as both a prophet and a bogeyman, althAough he had gained a certain amount of notoriety back in 1871 by being wrongly identified as the instigator of the Paris Commune.
In her latest, she imagines the last months of Russia's royal Romanov family--Czar Nicholas II; his wife, Empress Alexandra; their four daughters, Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia; and their son, Alexey--following the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917.
The Bolshevik revolution of 1917 ended the tsarist era.
The resultant level of linguistic integration in Krakow was surpassed only in Minsk, where twenty years of heavy-handed statist measures adopted following the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 led to the supposed diminution of specific Jewish communal life and the forcible integration of Jews into broader.
The new definition had a major impact on the perception of the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. Karl Marx had called the early "great" European revolutions "bourgeois," and Marxists of the twentieth century had applied that name to the Russian Revolutions of 1904-5 and March 1917.
For decades in East Germany, Lenin, who led the Russian Bolshevik revolution of 1917, was held up as the model communist, feted everwhere in portraits, banners and statues.
But the gaudy gifts, some costing 40 times a worker's annual wage, became symbols of the wealth, power, corruption and greed that led to the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 and the assassination of the Russian royal family a year later.