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Russian Revolution 1917

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...

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from Robert Graham's Anarchism Weblog

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.

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

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Russian revolution, October 1917

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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).

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LEON TROTSKY Communist Leon Trotsky helped ignite the Russian Revolution of 1917 and built the Red Army afterward. He was exiled (and possibly killed) by Joseph Stalin.

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Bloody Sunday was a massacre on Jan. 22 1905 in St. Petersburg, Russia, where unarmed, peaceful demonstrators marching to present a petition to Tsar Nicholas II were gunned down by the Imperial Guard. The events which occurred here have been assessed to be one of the key events which led to the eventual Russian Revolution of 1917.

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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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from TIME.com

The Bolshevik October Revolution - Photo Essays

Russian Revolution Image 2: Soldiers banners. Lenin and his people found a welcome audience in the Imperial troops.

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October 1917: Russian Revolution by WorldofArun, via Flickr

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