Bolshevik Revolution of 1917

The first successful Russian Communist Revolution was the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. Events began with abortive coups between February and July, leading to the collapse of constitutional Russian liberalism; the Bolsheviks seizing power under Marxist militant, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin from November 6-7, 1917 to assume control of Petrograd (Leningrad, now St. Petersburg). The bloodless revolution was ratified by the Second All-Russian Congress of Soviets of Workers’ and Soldiers’ Deputies leading to declaration of a National Communist government.

      November 6, 1917
      Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
      Marxist militant
      Petrograd, Russia

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