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Russian Empire

1. (Historical Terms) the tsarist empire in Asia and E Europe, overthrown by the Russian Revolution of 1917
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the tsarist empire in Asia and E Europe, overthrown by the Russian Revolution of 1917
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1. Also called Russian Empire . Russian, Rossiya. a former empire in E Europe and N and W Asia: overthrown by the Russian Revolution 1917. Cap.: St. Petersburg (1703–1917).
4. a republic extending from E Europe to N and W Asia. 146,393,569; 6,592,849 sq. mi. (17,075,400 sq. km.). Cap: Moscow. Official name, Russian Federation. Also called Rus′sian Repub′lic. Formerly (1918–91), Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic.
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It may be for this reason that, although the two of them are frequently separated by war and responsibility, and do not spend many scenes together, Doctor Zhivago is considered to be more of a story about love than one with any real commentary on the history of the tsarist regime or Russian political resistance.
The overthrow of the Tsarist regime and the rise of a Bolshevik worker government in Russia two years earlier, in 1917, were clearly etched on the minds of those who formulated the Constitution of the ILO based on tripartite dialogue and consensus-taking among employers, unions and governments.
It is little emphasised that there were some revolutions, notably in Germany and Hungary, but none succeeded, and World War I continued as a civil war in Russia, with France and Britain sending troops to help the Whites, who wanted to restore the Tsarist regime.
But there still remains a wealth of individuals whose experiences in exile cannot be told directly through those of political prisoners, and whose stories do not fit so neatly into the narrative of an increasingly forthright, radicalized prisoner body harboring intense hatred toward the tsarist regime, in turn demonstrative of the widening gulf between state and people.
The Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin made a major contribution to diplomacy when, upon assuming power in Russia, he opened the archives of the ousted Tsarist regime and exposed the secret agreements among the Allied Powers in World War I on how they would divide the spoils once they had won the war.
A relative of a Stirling couple gave an insight into life in Russia following the 1917 Revolution which swept away the Tsarist regime.
Abdullayev said that the Irevan and Nakhchivan khanates were occupied by Russia in 1827 and turned into the "Armenian province" with the support of the tsarist regime in 1828.
First published in 1981, this book describes the February Revolution in Petrograd in 1917 and the workersAE movement, soldiersAE uprising, liberal opposition to the tsarist regime, high politics of the Duma Committee, and Executive Committee of the Petrograd Soviet that led to the end of the monarchy and the birth of dual power.
Durnovo believed Britain meant to use Russia as a continental sword against Germany, embroiling the tsarist regime in a dispute where it had little at stake and nothing to gain.
But while Stolypin tried to consolidate peasant holdings in an attempt to create productive yeoman farmers who would support the tsarist regime, Stalin was intent on destroying individual family farming, collectivizing agriculture, and smashing the political independence of the peasantry, which he saw as threatening Bolshevik power.
Second, the Karelian people were mostly Orthodox, and thereby regarded as "servants" of the Tsarist regime. Third, their ethnic origins became even more obscure when the Russian pan-Slavic publication Pravoslavnaia Karelia claimed that the total number of Russian-related Karelian people in the Grand Duchy exceeded a million, including those living in districts other than Vyborg.
But his work distributing illegal newspapers and preparing for revolution puts him at great risk of cruel reprisal from the Russian Tsarist regime.