October Revolution

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the coup d'etat by the Bolsheviks under Lenin in November 1917 that led to a period of civil war which ended in victory for the Bolsheviks in 1922

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Emerging from the 1917 October Revolution, this theater, while changing its form and character, has continued for more than a hundred years.
(1959) NICHOLAS AND ALEXANDRA (BBC Two Wales, 2pm) Epic historical costume drama chronicling the reign of Nicholas II, the last Tsar of Russia, until his overthrow in the 1917 October Revolution and exile in Siberia with his family, culminating in their assassination.
Russia's Putin-era retreat from democratic values and its disavowal of the opportunities created by Communism's collapse have also led scholars to reconsider both the periodization of Russia's history and the significance of such events as the 1917 October Revolution. For those like myself who teach courses covering Russia from its ninth-century origins to the present, and find themselves overwhelmed by the plethora of innovative books now being written, Elise Kimerling Wirtschafter's Russia's Age of Serfdom 1649-1861 is a most welcome publication.
Russian ANZACs also explores the impact of the 1917 October Revolution in Russia on Russians serving with the AIE Some Russians felt that as Russia had negotiated a peace treaty, they should cease fighting.
Shostakovich's Festive Overture was written for the 1954 anniversary of the 1917 October Revolution which saw the Bolsheviks take control in Russia.
The 1917 October Revolution leader, Lenin, "founded the first socialist state in history and had sufficient clarity to steer that new world experience amid a war-devastated Russia".