There were two phases to the Revolution: the first, in March (Old Style, February, whence February Revolution), was sparked off by food and fuel shortages during World War I and began with strikes and riots in Petrograd (St Petersburg). The tsar abdicated, and a provisional government was set up. The second phase, in November 1917 (Old Style, October, whence October Revolution), was marked by the seizure of power by the Bolsheviks in a coup led by Lenin. After workers' councils or soviets took power in major cities, the new Soviet constitution was declared in 1918
For editors and proofreaders
Syllabification: Rus·sian Rev·o·lu·tion
Definition of Russian Revolution in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.