On this day in History, February Revolution begins on Mar 08, 1917. Learn more about what happened today on History.

On this day in History, February Revolution begins on Mar 08, 1917. Learn more about what happened today on History.

Barricades in Petrograd, Russia, during the February Revolution (1917). After the February Revolution, Tsar Nicholas II was forced to give up his throne to make room for a provisional government.

Barricades in Petrograd, Russia, during the February Revolution (1917). After the February Revolution, Tsar Nicholas II was forced to give up his throne to make room for a provisional government.

Hand-written manuscript of Lenin’s Second Letter from Afar    While still in exile in Switzerland, Lenin writes the first of his four seminal “Letters from Afar.” In them, Lenin develops his analysis of the February Revolution, explaining that it is the result of a peculiar confluence of divergent political and social interests.

Hand-written manuscript of Lenin’s Second Letter from Afar While still in exile in Switzerland, Lenin writes the first of his four seminal “Letters from Afar.” In them, Lenin develops his analysis of the February Revolution, explaining that it is the result of a peculiar confluence of divergent political and social interests.

On This Day: Russia’s February Revolution Begins

On This Day: Russia’s February Revolution Begins

This year marks the centennial of the Russian Revolution, which was actually two revolutions. The first, known as the February Revolution, began on 8 March 1917, when workers in St. Petersburg held a strike to protest food shortages. The protests spread rapidly, and calls for “Bread!” ...

This year marks the centennial of the Russian Revolution, which was actually two revolutions. The first, known as the February Revolution, began on 8 March 1917, when workers in St. Petersburg held a strike to protest food shortages. The protests spread rapidly, and calls for “Bread!” ...

Russia’s February Revolution Begins. On March 8, 1917, the female factory workers of Petrograd began striking and rioting in response to food shortages and government oppression. Other Petrograd residents soon joined in the demonstrations, which forced Czar Nicholas II to abdicate a week later.

Russia’s February Revolution Begins. On March 8, 1917, the female factory workers of Petrograd began striking and rioting in response to food shortages and government oppression. Other Petrograd residents soon joined in the demonstrations, which forced Czar Nicholas II to abdicate a week later.

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