Aleksandr Feodorovich Kerensky

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Russian revolutionary who was head of state after Nicholas II abdicated but was overthrown by the Bolsheviks (1881-1970)

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In 1917, Russia's Bolshevik Revolution took place as forces led by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin overthrew the provisional government of Alexander Kerensky.
The desacralization of the Russian monarchy persisted into 1917 and beyond, affecting the fate of Alexander Kerensky and the Provisional Government as well as the opposition to the Bolsheviks during the Civil War.
US President Woodrow Wilson, author of the famous Fourteen Points and a champion of human rights, saw the Balfour Declaration as a prelude to the acknowledgement of Jews' right to self-determination and pressurized Russian Prime Minister Alexander Kerensky to support establishment of a Jewish national state in return for ensuring support of Russian Jews to his government.
Mohamed El Baradei may yet play the role that Vaclav Havel played in Czechoslovakia, consolidating a 'velvet' revolution - or he could play the role of Alexander Kerensky, the exiled lawyer in Russia who became the first Prime Minister after the fall of the Tsar and leader of the moderate Kadet government, but who a few months later was shoved aside by the radical Bolsheviks under Lenin and Trotsky.
A provisional government seized power after the Czar's abdication, and in July, Russia's legislature, the Duma, chose Alexander Kerensky, an eloquent but weak Socialist, as the nation's Prime Minister.
It turns out that broadcast television was the Alexander Kerensky of the communications revolution, brushed aside by the Bolsheviks of cable and the Web.