October Revolution 1917-1920

The October Revolution was the culmination of popular sentiment that the provisional government was not changing Russia's imperialist ways from the autocratic reign of the Tsar. The unelected body had to failed to secure peace, instead opting for participation in further military campaigns which provoked outrage amongst soldiers and workers alike.

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Source: Marx Memorial Library (MML), Reference: PO-0001

In this 1933 poster about 1917, Vitkor Deni characterised the figures that were wiped out by both revolutions. In the first panel, you can see the Tsar,...


Source: Marx Memorial Library (MML), Reference: PO-1030

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22. The First Red Guard of the Revolution

Source: Marx Memorial Library (MML)
Reference: PHOTO_SUB_SOVIET_UNION_1917_REVOLUTION+CIVIL_WAR_PERIOD

 

OCTOBER REVOLUTION

The October Revolution was the culmination of popular sentiment directed against the provisional government which was achieving little for the majority of people to change Russia from its Tsarist past. In particular, the unelected body continued to participate in the very unpopular First World War opting in July for participation in further military campaigns which...

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Source: Marx Memorial Library (MML)

LOUISE BRYANT

Louise Bryant was born in Nevada, USA in 1885. She met John Reed in 1915 and moved to New York City where she wrote for ‘The Masses’, the paper with which Reed and many other radicals were associated. Bryant...

8. The cruiser Aurora on the river Neva which fired the shot that was the signal for insurrection

Source: Marx Memorial Library (MML)
Reference: PHOTO_SUB_SOVIET_UNION_1917_REVOLUTION+CIVIL_WAR_PERIOD...

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Source: MRC

JOHN REED

John Reed was an American journalist who published his eyewitness account of the October Revolution, 'Ten Days that Shook the World', in 1919. Along...

10. HenrySara MRC – soldiers at the Winter Palace

Source: The Henry Sara Collection at the MRC

30. Stalin, Lenin and Kalinin at the 8th Party Congress 1918 (18-23 March)

Source: Marx Memorial Library (MML)
Reference: PHOTO_SUB_SOVIET_UNION_1917_REVOLUTION+CIVIL_WAR_PERIOD

31. One of the first Red Army battalions 1918

Source: Marx Memorial Library (MML)
Reference: PHOTO_SUB_SOVIET_UNION_1917_REVOLUTION+CIVIL_WAR_PERIOD

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