The year 2017 marks the 100and anniversary of the russian revolutionone of the key events of the 20and century. The Russian Revolution “shook the world”, as the radical American journalist John Reed so aptly put it, because it led to the establishment of the Soviet Union, the world’s first socialist
Women played a central role in the Russian Revolution, but their importance was largely erased from history after the Bolsheviks seized power. Historian Rochelle Ruthchild wants to change that. “Women took to the streets on International Women’s Day to protest. And that actually sparked the Russian Revolution which led to
Story Highlights The Russian Revolution began on International Women’s Day in 1917 A liberal government ruled for 8 months before communism took hold Moscow CNN — A hundred years ago, on Wednesday, a food shortage in Russia sparked riots in the streets of the capital Petrograd and sparked the Russian
On a damp night in July 1917, American journalist Arno Dosch-Fleurot joined protesters marching along Petrograd’s Nevsky Prospekt when shots suddenly rang out. Banners pleading for freedom and liberty crashed to the ground as blood stained the Russian capital’s hottest thoroughfare. After diving to hide in a gutter, the New
The February Russian Revolution began on March 8, according to the New Style calendar, and ironically coincided with International Women’s Day. Russia Direct features eight revolutionary women who made history. Pictured: Inessa Armand, feminist and communist, figure of the revolutionary movement, Moscow, 1904. Photo: Wikimedia Commons The start of the
Jhe Russian revolution consisted of two revolutions in 1917 that ended the tsarist regime and eventually replaced it with a communist state. The first revolution was mainly centered in Petrograd (now Saint Petersburg) and overthrew Tsar Nicholas II. The second revolution was led by Vladimir Lenin and his Bolshevik party.