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Russian Revolution | Lionbliss Research


(8 March 1917 – 16 June 1923)

The Russian Revolution was a period of political and social revolution that took place in the former Russian Empire which began during the First World War. This period saw Russia abolish its monarchy and adopt a socialist form of government following two successive revolutions and a bloody civil war. The Russian Revolution can also be seen as the precursor for the other European revolutions that occurred during or in the aftermath of WWI, such as the German Revolution of 1918.


  • End of the Russian monarchy

  • Failure of the short-lived Russian Republic and Russian State

  • Establishment of Bolshevist Soviet republics in Russia proper, most of Ukraine, Belarus, Central Asia and Transcaucasia

  • Independence of Poland, Finland and the Baltics

  • End of Russia's participation in World War I

  • Bolshevik victory in the Russian Civil War

  • Reformation of the Bolshevik party and the establishment of the Soviet Union


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