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


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.

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Original Russian Text © A.V. Grinev, 2017, published in Vestnik Rossiiskoi Akademii Nauk, 2017, Vol. 87, No. 10, pp. 891–897.

Andrei Val’terovich Grinev, Dr. Sci. (Hist.), is a Professor of St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPPU).

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Grinev, A.V. October 1917: An armed revolt of the masses, a Bolshevik coup, a socialist revolution, or something else?. Her. Russ. Acad. Sci. 87, 426–431 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1134/S1019331617050045

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  • revolution
  • October 1917 in Petrograd
  • socialism
  • Russian history
  • politarism