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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"This event completed a long process of discussion and fermentation within the first communist cores, which appeared on our island under the direct influence of the ideas and visions of the October Revolution of 1917 in Russia," it said.
Immediately after the October Revolution of 1917, the Bolsheviks took over the Imperial Porcelain Factory on the outskirts of Petrograd (today Saint Petersburg), renaming it the State Porcelain Factory.
This was a socialist state established after the overthrow of the czar in the October Revolution of 1917. The first leader of the state was the Marxist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin.
The October Revolution of 1917 turns one hundred this year, which means we are in for a slew of exhibitions around the globe commemorating the birth of the world's first workers' state and its far-reaching impact on the arts.
But just 34 years after its sanctification, the Soviets took power during the October Revolution of 1917. "Religion is the opium of the masses" then became the guiding principle in Lenin's politics of culture.