The Russian Revolution of 1917

The Russian Revolution of 1917

On the eve of the First World War, Russia was in a state of turmoil. More and more Russians openly declared their dissatisfaction with Tsar Nicolas II and his authoritarian regime. With the outbreak of war, that dissatisfaction was temporarily washed away by a wave of patriotism. A strong anti-German sentiment fuelled a rapid and massive mobilisation. This enthusiasm was short-lived, however.

The Russian troops suffered huge losses and the war effort took a heavy toll on the country. The exhausting war rekindled the revolutionary fire in Russia.


Read more in the blog: 'The February Revolution in Russia'


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