Bolshevik Revolution

Bolshevik Revolution

Took place in Petrograd, then-capital of Russia, on October 25, 1917, according to the Julian Calendar (Old Style). Known as the October Revolution, it was subsequently celebrated on November 7, according to the Gregorian calendar (New Style.)

The Bolshevik Revolution was an armed overthrow of the Provisional Government established after the February Revolution of the same year. It gave the power to the local Soviets dominated by Bolsheviks.

The Bolshevik Revolution occurred during World War I and was followed by the Russian Civil War (1917 – 1923) and the creation of the Soviet Union in 1922.

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