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When the US Invaded Russia
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When the US Invaded Russia
July 23, 2018

Amidst the backdrop of increased U.S.-Russian tensions and even talk of war, long forgotten is the time the U.S. actually invaded, explains Jeff Klein.

One Hundred Years Ago: The Bolsheviks Seized Power, but Could They Hold It?
January 12, 2018

On 25 October/7 November 1917, the Bolsheviks seized power in Petrograd from the so-called Provisional Government. It was a relatively easy thing to do for the Provisional Government enjoyed little or no popular support and basically represented the interests of the former tsarist urban and rural elites…

One Hundred Years Ago: The Bolsheviks Seized Power, but Could They Hold It?
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One Hundred Years Ago: The Bolsheviks Seize Power
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One Hundred Years Ago: The Bolsheviks Seize Power
November 7, 2017

The abdication of the tsar was no fluke, and the common people were not passive, dull-minded or easily manipulated. Workers, soldiers and peasants had nevertheless to learn to distinguish between the various “socialist” parties who wanted to lead them.

One Hundred Years Ago: All Power to the Soviets!
October 4, 2017

The Russian Revolution began during the winter of 1917 and was like a play in four acts. It built rapidly in intensity as winter gave way to spring and spring, to summer. No one person wrote the script of this play, no small revolutionary elite brought off the revolution in Russia. The first revolutionary generation, that of the Populists, began its work in the 1860s. 

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One Hundred Years Ago: the Kornilov-Kerensky Putsch
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One Hundred Years Ago: the Kornilov-Kerensky Putsch
September 1, 2017

In August 1917, Russia was at war with the German-led Central Powers and at war with itself. A great revolution had been launched in February/March 1917 by workers and soldiers in the Russian capital of Petrograd…

One Hundred Years Ago: the Russian Revolution and the July Crisis, 1917
July 11, 2017

The Russian Revolution of 1917 did not occur all at once, but over a period of eight months and four political crises. The abdication of Tsar Nicholas II and the collapse of the tsarist government were provoked by a spontaneous eruption of popular anger in the capital city of Petrograd. The collapse was both anticipated and not. French and British diplomats had warned that the tsarist government was on its last legs, but revolutionaries like Vladimir Lenin, in exile in Switzerland, were caught off guard, and hurried to return home.

One Hundred Years Ago: the Russian Revolution and the July Crisis, 1917
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One Hundred Years Ago: ‘The Revolution is not over; it is just Beginning!’
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One Hundred Years Ago: ‘The Revolution is not over; it is just Beginning!’
April 18, 2017

The Provisional Government backed down against the Petrograd Soviet, and Milyukov resigned in mid-May. Six SRs and Mensheviks entered the cabinet to try to give the Provisional Government a legitimacy it had heretofore lacked.

One Hundred Years Ago: the Triumph of the February Revolution 1917
March 2, 2017

In mid-February 1917, according to the Julian calendar of Russia, the authority of the tsarist autocracy held by a thread, frayed by hundreds of years of oppression of the Russian menu peuple. A chasm existed between the glamorous world of the landed aristocracy and wealthy bourgeoisie who lived well, and peasants and workers who struggled to survive in a merciless world of unremitting toil, sorrow and want, and whose only solace was offered by the Orthodox Church, acting as a shock absorber of the tsarist order. This chasm between the privileged, wealthy elite and the nether classes of the Russian peoples has prompted some historians to speak of two Russias: the one of shining light and culture; the other of darkness, struggle, and smouldering grievances…

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