1917 Russian Revolution painting by Vladimir Serov - "V. I. Lenin Proclaims Soviet Power"

1917 Russian Revolution painting by Vladimir Serov - "V. I. Lenin Proclaims Soviet Power"

Two revolutions, the first of which, in February (March, New Style), overthrew the imperial government and the second of which, in October (November), placed the Bolsheviks in...

Two revolutions, the first of which, in February (March, New Style), overthrew the imperial government and the second of which, in October (November), placed the Bolsheviks in...

© Copyright Peter Crawford 2014    Русская революция   (The Russian Revolution)       Царя Николая II и цесаревича Алексея на фронт 1917 ...

© Copyright Peter Crawford 2014 Русская революция (The Russian Revolution) Царя Николая II и цесаревича Алексея на фронт 1917 ...

Women of the Russian Revolution, 1917.  My great grandparents were there ~~ my grandfathers parents on my mothers side.

Women of the Russian Revolution, 1917. My great grandparents were there ~~ my grandfathers parents on my mothers side.

Russian Revolution, 1917. Russian troops firing on demonstrators with machine guns, June 4, 1917, by Karl Karlovich Bulla At least 700 people were killed or wounded....while Lenin went into hiding. This is significant because it shows the political tension of Russia at the beginning of the twentieth century. It shows how the military treated its people and that demonstrators are unhappy with their current state (poverty and limited rights).

Russian Revolution, 1917. Russian troops firing on demonstrators with machine guns, June 4, 1917, by Karl Karlovich Bulla At least 700 people were killed or wounded....while Lenin went into hiding. This is significant because it shows the political tension of Russia at the beginning of the twentieth century. It shows how the military treated its people and that demonstrators are unhappy with their current state (poverty and limited rights).

Peasants did have some rights; village governments regulated many aspects of life. Most peasants remained poor and illiterate; they paid high taxes and performed extensive labor services in agriculture, mining, and manufacturing.

Russian Revolution 1917

Peasants did have some rights; village governments regulated many aspects of life. Most peasants remained poor and illiterate; they paid high taxes and performed extensive labor services in agriculture, mining, and manufacturing.

Street barricade with artillery during the February 1917 Russian Revolution - (Photo by Imagno/Getty Images)

What Happened During the 1917 Russian Revolutions?

Street barricade with artillery during the February 1917 Russian Revolution - (Photo by Imagno/Getty Images)

Alexandra Kollontai was a Russian revolutionary and one of the main leaders of the Bolshevik Party during the Russian Revolution of 1917. In 1920-21 she was a leader of the Workers' Opposition within the party. From 1923 onwards she withdrew from directly political activity and became a Soviet diplomat and ambassador to Norway, Mexico and Sweden. Kollontai played a pioneering role in analysing the oppression of women from a socialist and Marxist perspective and in developing political work…

Alexandra Kollontai was a Russian revolutionary and one of the main leaders of the Bolshevik Party during the Russian Revolution of 1917. In 1920-21 she was a leader of the Workers' Opposition within the party. From 1923 onwards she withdrew from directly political activity and became a Soviet diplomat and ambassador to Norway, Mexico and Sweden. Kollontai played a pioneering role in analysing the oppression of women from a socialist and Marxist perspective and in developing political work…

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