For history students (and now I am brought back to my high school history class) the date has significance as the start of the February Revolution
Stanislavski famously described the February Revolution
as "a miraculous liberation of Russia", and spent the years of the Civil War teaching his system, and bringing performances of the classics to a new audience - including factory workers and the Red Army.
He covers American refugees, the invasion of Belgium, into the war zone, the February revolution
, the Ottoman Empire, the great crime, and Persia.
He characterizes the February Revolution
as a mutiny since legitimate authority belonged to the tsar, and the people in the streets were notoriously bloody-minded.
Many international regional solution initiatives, particularly the initiatives led by the United Nations (UN), were unsuccessful in Libya which was dragged into a crisis as a result of the coup attempted by Khalifa Haftar in May 2014 following the 2011 February Revolution
. The February Revolution
was a reflection of the Arab revolutions in Libya, so the developments in Libya after the revolution were directly related to the developments in the region.
It occurs to me in considering Pasternak's contrasting of the initial days of the Russian Revolution and its promise of a better future--the February Revolution
with the later, October Revolution in which the Bolsheviks seize power with the help of various militias and irregular armed groups, one might focus on the leader of the Provisional Government.
According to the traditional view, tsarist Russia before the February Revolution
was a "focus of all the contradictions of imperialism" and had been the "weakest link" in the imperialist chain that united the world's great powers.
But I know, for example, that his "Reflections on the February Revolution
," published by the newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta a decade ago, was given to Putin.
He wrote, 'from the experience of all liberation movements, it can be noted that the success of a revolution can be measured by the extent of the involvement of women in it.' Ali helpfully reminds readers that the spark for the February Revolution
was lit by women who came out into the streets demanding bread and an end to the war on the International Women's Day in 1917.
In fact, though he was entranced by the February revolution
, which was left in the dust by the Bolsheviks' tumultuous October upheaval later that year, Kustodiev's work through the rest of 1917 consisted largely of the same colorful and joyful landscapes and portraits he did before.
Everyone, the czar and his circle excepted, therefore predicted the February Revolution
. It duly occurred, and no one was astonished.