Tag Archive for Russian revolution

THE BOLSHEVIKS SEIZE POWER IN RUSSIA

War on the Eastern Front is Over. Lenin and Trotsky Announce End to Hostilities. Special to The Great War Project. (5 November) The Russian provisional government is collapsing. And, reports historian Martin Gilbert, “it was too late to restore the disintegrating situation. Nothing could counter the great swell of anti-war opinion.” On this day a…

RUSSIA: THE REVOLUTION SPREADS

Soldiers Throw Down Their Arms. Refuse Orders to the Trenches. Mutiny Favors the Bolsheviks. Special to The Great War Project. (10 September) The turmoil in Russia remains unabated. It is not yet clear who rules Russia in the aftermath of the revolution earlier in the year and the abdication of Tsar Nicolas the Second. But…

ALLIED WAR EFFORT FOUNDERING

Russian Revolutionaries Call for End to War A New Nation Emerging from the Ashes. Special to The Great War Project (16 July) Outside the Western Front, there are many significant political and military developments a century ago in the first World War – in Russia, and in the Balkans. It is in Russia, writes historian…

ALL EYES ON RUSSIA

Strikes, Violence, Martial Law Hit Russian Capital. The First Russian Revolution Begins. Special to The Great War Project. (9-12 March) On March 10th a century ago, Russia is facing a real revolution. “As a general strike began in Russia,” writes historian Martin Gilbert, “Martial Law was declared in Petrograd.” Tsar Nicholas faces heavy pressure to abdicate…