Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences

, Volume 87, Issue 5, pp 426–431 | Cite as

October 1917: An armed revolt of the masses, a Bolshevik coup, a socialist revolution, or something else?

  • A. V. GrinevEmail author
Discussion Forum


October 1917—a critical stage in Russian history—the centenary of which is celebrated this year, is analyzed. The author proves the inconsistency of concepts about this pivotal event as an armed mutiny, Bolshevik coup, spontaneous mass uprising, or a socialist revolution, offering a fundamentally different interpretation, free, as expected, from ideological mythology.


revolution October 1917 in Petrograd socialism Russian history politarism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Peter the Great Polytechnic UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia

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