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  2. The October Revolution, [a] officially known as the Great October Socialist Revolution [b] under the Soviet Union, also known as the Bolshevik Revolution, [2] was a revolution in Russia led by the Bolshevik Party of Vladimir Lenin that was a key moment in the larger Russian Revolution of 1917–1923. It was the second revolutionary change of ...

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    In the evening of October 25th, Bolshevik Red Guards moved on government positions around the city of Petrograd. They then invaded the Winter Palace, where several government ministers were resident. Within hours, the Provisional Government had been deposed and its members had either fled or been arrested. The armed seizure of power was organised a...

    The push for an immediate seizure of power came from Lenin. The Bolshevik leader remained in hiding in Finland through September but he penned a torrent of letters to his colleagues urging them to overthrow the Provisional Government as soon as possible. To delay would be fatal, Lenin argued, offering a range of scenarios. Kerensky may submit to a...

    The order finally came in the evening. At 9.45pm sailors from the Kronstadt naval depot fired a blank shell from the cruiser Aurora, a signal to begin the assault. The palace was bombarded with artillery from across the Neva River, while Red Guards began firing on the buildings defensive positions with small arms. The militia and cadets inside the ...

    Meanwhile, as the guns were ringing out across Petrograd, the second Congress of Soviets was getting underway in the great hall at the Smolny. The Bolsheviks had around 300 delegates, their Left SR allies approximately 80; this gave them a small majority in the 670-delegate congress. But the meeting began with a flurry of speeches from Mensheviks a...

    J. Llewellyn et al, The October Revolution at Alpha History,, 2014, accessed [date of last access].

  3. Nov 09, 2009 · On November 6 and 7, 1917 (or October 24 and 25 on the Julian calendar, which is why the event is often referred to as the October Revolution ), leftist revolutionaries led by Bolshevik Party...

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  4. The October Revolution was a revolution in Russia that started on 1917 November 7 (October 25 o.s. ). The Bolsheviks were led by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin and Leon Trotsky. They overthrew the previous Russian Provisional Government led by Alexander Kerensky. Its uprising started on 24 October.

  5. Oct 25, 2013 · The Bolsheviks led the revolt, with an army organized thanks to their influence in the Petrograd Soviet. The takeover of government buildings by Red Guard organized forces began on October 24. However, it’s the following day that is traditionally remembered as the official start of the October Revolution.

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