T1: A timeline of the October Revolution - the trigger and the revolution itself

  • Created by: gemshort
  • Created on: 18-01-18 12:53

23rd October
Kerensky, fearing that the Bolsheviks want to seize power, shuts down two Bolshevik newspapers and tries to restrict the power of the MRC. Lenin seizes this opportunity and announces that this is evidence of counter-revolution. He accuses the Provisional Government of attacking the Soviets

24th October
At dawn, under Trotsky's orders, the Red Guard take control of Petrograd's bridges, telephone exchange, power stations and railway stations. They fear the armed units loyal to the Provisional Government will try to storm the city. Kerensky, however, can find no one


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