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Russian Revolution

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1. (Historical Terms) Also called (reckoned by the Julian calendar): February Revolution the uprising in Russia in March 1917, during which the tsar abdicated and a provisional government was set up
2. (Historical Terms) Also called (reckoned by the Julian calendar): October Revolution the seizure of power by the Bolsheviks under Lenin in November 1917, transforming the uprising into a socialist revolution. This was followed by a period of civil war against counter-revolutionary armies (1918–22), which ended in eventual victory for the Bolsheviks
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Rus′sian Revolu′tion


n.
1. Also called February Revolution. the uprising in Russia in March 1917 (February Old Style), in which the Czarist government collapsed and a provisional government was established.
2. Also called October Revolution. the overthrow of this provisional government by a coup d'état on Nov. 7, 1917 (Oct. 25 Old Style), establishing the Soviet government.
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Noun1.Russian 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 1922Russian 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
2.Russian Revolution - the revolution against the czarist government which led to the abdication of Nicholas II and the creation of a provisional government in March 1917
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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Voline (Vsevolod Mikhailovich Eikhenbaum, 1882-1945) was a writer, educator, poet, anarchist, and activist in the Russian Revolution. He was exiled in 1917 and sentenced to death by Leon Trotsky but rescued amid protests.
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