07 November, 2021

7 November, 1917

The hunt for Red October in November.

Ok, so that’s a silly pun. The Red October revolution occurred on this day in November. It was 25 October in the old style calendar.

Protesters scatter in Petrograd shortly after Russian government troops opened fire

On 7 November (25 October in Old Style) Bolshevik forces under Lenin's command seized government buildings in Petrograd (or St. Petersburg) and the following day the Winter Palace. This began the Soviet rise to power, and on 9 November the Bolsheviks proclaimed the creation of the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic, the first socialist state so created.

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