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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For the period from the collapse of syndicalism in the mid-1920s to the dissolution of the Soviet state at the start of the 1990s, the memory and celebration of the October Revolution had become the most important components in the identity that defined the conception of the radical left in Denmark.
They consider such aspects as making sense of October 1917, stages of the revolution, whether it was a coup d'etat or social revolution (by Ernest Mandel), economic power and factory committees, and the legitimacy of the October Revolution.
Today, Wednesday 21 October 2015 marks the 51st Anniversary of the Outbreak of the Glorious Sudanese October Revolution of the 21st of October 1964.
During his tour, Hadi shared with the residents of Socotra and Aden their celebrations of the Eid al-Adha feast and the golden anniversary of the 14th of October revolution.
Vladimir Lenin led the October revolution and built socialism.
Al-Qubati expressed regret about the current situation in Yemen saying, "The 1994 War ruined the on memory of the October revolution as sheikhs, the politicized Islamic groups and tribal armies came to exist.
Why is the so-called October Revolution in Russia in 1917 actually a misnomer?
When Miss Emmie was in Russia; English governesses before, during and after the October Revolution.
And now for the answers: The Hundred Years War actually lasted 116 years; Panama hats are made in Ecuador, you get cat gut from sheep and horses, Russians celebrate the October Revolution in November, a camel's hair brush is made from squirrel fur, the Canary Islands are named after dogs, the first name of King George VI was Albert, a purple finch is crimson, Chinese gooseberries are from New Zealand and a black box is orange.
It became known as the October Revolution, as according to the Julian calendar the date was October 25
Renamed the more Russian-sounding Petrograd in 1914, as the empire marshaled its forces against the German enemy in World War I, the city three years later became the stage for two of the most momentous events of the twentieth century: the revolution that overthrew the three-hundred-year-old Romanov dynasty, and the subsequent October Revolution that gave birth to the first Communist state.
Shostakovich's Festive Overture was written for the 1954 anniversary of the 1917 October Revolution which saw the Bolsheviks take control in Russia.