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February Revolution

Meeting in the Putilov Works in Petrograd during the 1917 Russian Revolution. In February 1917 strikes at the factory contributed to the February Revolution.

Barricades in Petrograd, Russia, during the February Revolution (1917). After the February Revolution, Tsar Nicholas II was forced to give up his throne to make room for a provisional government.


The February Revolution. Petrograd (Saint Petersburg), 1917.


Armed workers and soldiers escorting captured policemen. Petrograd, 1917. The February Revolution of 1917 was the first of two revolutions in Russia in 1917. It was centered on Petrograd. The revolution was confined to the capital and its vicinity, and lasted less than a week.

On this day in History, February Revolution begins on Mar 08, 1917. Learn more about what happened today on History.


Portraits of the Royal Family torn down following the February Revolution, 1917.


Dazed & Confused, February 1999
“Viva la revolution”
Kate Moss by Rankin

February Revolution, Petrograd Soviet of Workers' and Soldiers' Deputies, Tauride Palace


Russia, the February Revolution: wives of soldiers and sailors marching on the Duma (parliament). This Day in History: Mar 8, 1917: February Revolution begins

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Russian Empire (Imperial States of America)

Russian Empire (Imperial States of America) - Alternative History Protests during the Revolution of 1917