Russian Revolution

Russian Revolution
Rus′sian Revolu′tion
n.
1) why
Also called February Revolution the uprising in Russia in March 1917 (February Old Style), in which the Czarist government collapsed and a provisional government was established.
2) why
Also called October Revolution the overthrow of this provisional government by a coup d'état on Nov. 7, 1917 (Oct. 25 Old Style), establishing the Soviet government.

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