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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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A Sir Malcolm Sargent B Sir Jonathan Sargent C Sir Fredrick Sargent D Sir Boris Kerensky 8.
Lenin's opportunity came when his predecessor Alexander Kerensky went back on his promise to halt the war and instead ordered the Russian forces to continue to fight on the side of the US,the UK and France, even after millions of soldiers had been killed.
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Then in October 1917 the Bolsheviks overthrew the forces of capitalism and seized state power from the social democratic Kerensky government.
A esta percepcion se han agregado elementos novedosos, como el hecho de atribuir a la intervencion de las potencias extranjeras la incapacidad del gobierno provisional de Alexander Kerensky para desactivar al ejercito y la policia.
A "social revolutionary," Alexander Kerensky, won the top position in the new regime.
A Joseph Stalin B Alexander Kerensky C Aleksei Kosygin D Maxim Litvinov 5.
For instance, Augustin Laurent, former mayor of Lille and former socialist minister, the secretary of the SFIO's powerful Nord federation, attempted to defend the legacy of February and of Kerensky in a congress:
A changing of the guard was also signaled when Alexander Kerensky (1881-1970), a member of the Provisional Government, took up residence in the palace.
It was during that dark interlude, during the first days of November 1917 (Western calendar), that Lenin's Bolsheviks succeeded in overthrowing the Kerensky regime--and very quickly proceeded to a cease-fire with Germany.