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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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(kəˈrɛn ski)

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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