Meaning of Russian Revolution

Rus'sian Revolu'tion

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  1. Also calledthe uprising in Russia in March, 1917 (February Old Style), in which the Czarist government collapsed and a provisional government was established.
  2. Also calledthe overthrow of this provisional government by a coup d'état on November 7, 1917 (October 25 Old Style), establishing the Soviet government.
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