The October Revolution

  • Evan Mawdsley
Part of the Studies in Russian and East European History book series (SREEHS)


By October, political life in Russia was fast approaching a crisis. Tensions built up over eight months were about to be resolved. On 23 September the C.E.C. made 20 October the date for a new all-Russian congress of soviets (on 18 October the meeting was postponed until the 25th). All eyes were on the congress, which was bound to alter fundamentally the balance of power. What actually happened was even more dramatic, the ‘Great October Socialist Revolution’.


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