The Russian Revolution of 1917

The Russian Revolution of 1917


[Music] February 1917, World War 1 rages. Tsar is away at the Eastern front having taken
personal command of the army. Meanwhile, demonstrations and protest against
food shortages, bread prices, mismanagement of the war, poor working conditions, and more
boil over in the capital, Petrograd, a.k.a. St. Petersburg. The fighting and protesting continued for
a few days before parts of the military joined in with the crowd and arrest Tsar’s
ministers. The provisional government made up of moderate
duma ministers takes over, Tsar Nicholas II abdicates, but rather than past the throne
on to his only son, Alexei, who is ill with hemophilia, he gives it to his younger brother
Michael. Michael in turn meets with the provisional
government and says thanks, but no thanks. He abdicates the next day. All across the land, the people rejoice at
the end of the Tsar autocracy. But Russia’s involvement in the Unpopular
War and food shortages continue, bread prices rise, and the people’s call for land reform
is left unaddressed. A constituent assembly made up of representatives
around the nation is planned to decide the permanent government. April. Germans, Russia’s war time enemy, helped
Lenin return from exile in an attempt to further reckon the chaotic country. Lenin, having missed out on the February revolution,
denounces all sides but his, the Bolshevik party. In his famous, April thesis, he called for
the overthrowing of the provisional government with instead all power to the Soviets. He tries to rile up the masses once again
to insight another spontaneous coup. This doesn’t work. Lenin pushes on. He demands that Russia leave the war immediately. This position instantly wins him troop support,
a military connection he will use later. Throughout the summer, the Bolsheviks continue
to poke and pry to set off the mass demonstrations and remove the provisional government. In June, the minister of war, Alexander Kerensky,
orders the new offensive in the war. Major fail. Lenin acts fast to try to agitate the masses. The Bolsheviks along with the soldiers and
sailors of Kronstadt come to coup with the July Putsch. They fail. Kerensky responds by arresting the guilty
Bolsheviks, except for Lenin who manages to escape and hide out in Finland. Kerensky is promoted to prime minister replacing
Prince Lvov whose four months as prime minister turned his hair completely white. The country is in turmoil. Discontent and disillusionment abound with
failures on the front, famines at home, chaos in the factories and in the streets, and increasing
in class polarization. In August, there is the chaotic Kornilov affair
in which General Kornilov attempt to crush the Petrograd Soviet and overthrow the provisional
government. The provisional government turns to the Petrograd
Soviet, including the Bolsheviks, for help stopping him. In result, Kornilov fails and support for
the Bolsheviks increases while support for Kerensky and now obviously weak provisional
government decreases. End of Summer. The Bolsheviks are gaining popularity and
win a majority in the Petrograd Soviet which is a powerful council of workers and soldiers
with whom the provisional government shares power. From his hiding spot in Finland, Lenin sees
a golden opportunity for the Bolsheviks revolution before the constituents assembly November
election. Lenin’s followers hide out at the Smolny
Institute, a former school for girls. October 24th. Lenin, back in the capital, disguises himself
as a drunk with a toothache and heads to the Smolny Institute. Bolsheviks troop creep out in the night and
begin occupying strategic points in the capital, bridges, railway stations, the army headquarters. No shots are fired. October 25th. By morning, Kerensky has fled the Winter Palace,
the only government building not yet occupied. By this time, the palace is only protected
by junkers who are local military academy cadets. The Bolsheviks position the cruiser, Aurora,
outside the palace. No one wants to fire on the other. Finally at 2am on October 26th with little
or no violence, the revolutionaries break into the palace and arrest the remaining ministers. They are taken to prison cells in the Peter
and Paul Fortress. Kerensky never returns. A pretty low key, anticlimactic event. More of a coup than a revolution. Afterwards, the second congress of Soviets
makes a decree for land which officially socializes all land for redistribution to peasant communes. A new provisional government is established,
the Soviet People’s Commissar (SPC). Lenin is chairman and all the members are
Bolshevik. They still plan to attend the constituent
assembly November election. A decree for peace is declared and Lenin gets
to work ending Russia’s involvement in the war. In November, the elections for members of
the constituent assembly are held, but when Bolsheviks receive over twenty three percent
of the vote, they declare one of the opposition parties, the cadets, illegal and demand the
assembly voluntarily give up its authority. The assembly refuses but does no challenge
the Bolsheviks. Once the assembly adjourns, the Bolsheviks
declare it dissolved. The third congress of Soviets replaces the
assembly. This group removes the word provisional from
the description of the SPC and thereby makes Lenin and the Bolsheviks the permanent rulers
of the country and then there were three years of civil war. [music]

45 Comments on "The Russian Revolution of 1917"


  1. Can anyone explain to me the Russian Civil war part. I don understand the part whereby how the Russian Civil War came about.

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  2. This is imperialist propaganda!!!!!!! The great Russian revolution can not be simplified and destroy for the fascist that put this video. shame of you.

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  3. The october revolution is basically jews applying genocide against tsars, russians and ukrainians.

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  4. Pretty good, but excessively simplified. I recomend 'Ten Days that Shook the World' if you want to read more about it.

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  5. SORRY, BUT THE NARRATOR OF THIS VIDEO – a good one – WAS IN A HURRY TO GO TO THE TOILET, BUT COULDN’T BEFORE FINISHING THE TEXT……………….

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  6. I00 years of November revolution! Working class has learnt a lesson after the fall of Soviet Union due to revisionists counter-revolution inside Russia after the demise of Great Stalin.. But even capitalists know that this is just a temporary setback..:-) People struggle is growing intensely in all the countries again..
    Your days are numbered! Remember! You are only I%, but we(working class) constitute 99%..!!! 🙂 Socialism is inevitable!:-)
    Workers of the world unite!!
    Long live Lenin and Stalin!
    Long live Revolution!

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  7. Yeah this is revisionist history! Not shocked they teach this in Oregan, a state being programmed by modern day Bolsheviks.

    20 million people were murdered because of this between Lenin and Stalin. This was a FAR worse genocide than the Holocaust.

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  8. If someone comments on this video about how this is "jewish revisionist history" its safe to say theyre a white supremacist.

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  9. pfff…. the 2017 Meme Revolution make this 1917 Russian Revolution look gay.

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  10. Elections mentioned in this video is the elections to the Russian Constituent Assembly. Russian constituent assembly was a parlament created by Russian Provisional Government. In fact it was bourgeois parliament.

    But at that time there were workers soldiers and peasants councils throughout the territory of the former Russian Empire. It was people organizations that originally fight for the rights of people. October Socialistic Revolution made All-Russian Congress of Soviets the supreme governing body.

    Decrees on Peace and Land were passed by the Second Congress of the Soviet of Workers, Soldiers, and Peasants Deputies. Russian constituent assembly didn't accept this (peoples) decrees. Turnout for Russian constituent assembly elections were less than 50 percent. This body in fact became unnecessary and illegitimate.

    Two words about civil war.
    New socialistic states:
    1) were secular states – so many priests did not accept this.
    2) abolished the aristocracy, all people became equal in their right – so many aristocrates didn't accept this.
    But peoples and workers, most progressive aristocrats and priests accept the new government. This is also indicated by the results of the war:
    On one side there were much peasants and workers, part of aristocrate (part of kossaks) and part of priests.
    On other side there were small part of peasants and workers, part of aristocrates and kossaks, part of priests and… German, US, British, Canadian, Australian, Japan, Poland, France, Austrian, Greece, Serbian, Italian, Romania, China troops.

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  11. A heavy Jewish influence on the revolution and the Bolshevik party. Communism set out to undermine Russia and Russians it was against the Church and any patriotic sentiments. The Russian people were the greatest victims of the revolution and communist rule. Marx casts a long shadow over the entire world Marxist and Communist sentiment and ideas are still prevalent today they have led to mass immigration and the concerted effort by governments to dismantle the nation states of Europe.

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  12. The video is good but the narration is too fast. If i want to show this to my students they wont be able to follow.

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  13. "The July Putsch" was spontaneous demonstrations against the wishes of the Bolsheviks, who realized that there was not enough support yet for a revolution, and did everything in their power to make it peaceful. Also, describing October as a "coup" just because it was carried out in an organized manner is completely false. It was a revolution through and through as it was supported by the masses of Petrograd.

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  14. Why does the 100th Anniversary of the October Revolution in Russia matter to us today? https://youtu.be/rbbGUy3LU_0

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  15. God will soon punish the people of the Earth for leaving the Queen of Heaven in trouble, who came to the Kremlin for a meeting with the head of state. She came from the Siberian wilderness and spent a year looking for those who can help her, but no one but the poor and beggars agreed to help her. On the appointed day and hour, She was seized by cops, like a dog, a tramp or a prostitute, without explanation, and without any documents shown or asked, pushed into the car and taken to a closed area where they handcuffed her, locked in a pressure room and tortured for three hours, all the time she called for help, but no one responded. After that, they summoned three “bulldogs” from a psychiatric jail-hospital, who stripped her, tied her hands, took off earrings, dragged into the car and took to the largest in the Soviet Union satana psychiatric hospital “Kashchenko”, calling themselves "FSB officers" on the way. The bulldogs dragged her along the ground, mocking and constantly shouting: "Putin, go to Putin, Putin is waiting for you!" Dragged and thrown to the floor in the 22nd compartment, where at the same second she were injected a "fatal" injection for a child in the tummy (not asking if he is there). Then she was stripped naked and mocked, tied up and stretched on iron beds, threatened with death and tortured with chemical pills, forcing to take them and feeding under threat. While nearby experiments on the brains of martyrs were conducted, innocent people were made the high-voltage electric shock. The doctors and their assistants hid and did not give her phone. This lasted a month and a half. After that she was stabbed and stuffed with psychotropic drugs banned by the Strasbourg court, with a stomach swollen from the stool, threatened with death and put in a Kazakh village in Siberia, threatening that if she did not fly herself, she would be "taken away by an “evacuation group”, banning entry to the country for 5 years". In the village, she was being killed during two years with the psychotropic poison that is banned all over the world, threatening that if she did not drink, she would be sent to a prisoners’ madhouse in a remote village where the Devil reigns (bullying of people, which are much worse than it was in Hitler nazi concentration camps). From drugs, she was three times on the verge of life and death: the temperature up to 40, spasms of the heart, numbness of the brain and shivers. Dripping her out from the other world, wondering why she was so sick from their "treatment", not like most people, why she suffers from one satanic tablet. Surrounding her all this time the Satanists daily mocked her, over Christ, the church and the faithful. "Where is your Christ, why does not he save you? Tolerate .. Christ suffered and ordered us", daily insults, ridicule, rudeness, cruelty and beatings. Would someone believe after this that the Mother of God would prefer to withdraw herself, abandoned her children, ranking herself in the celestial aristocracy and the highest "untouchable" caste, and descends to Earth only to the miracle workers, having abandoned the poor and wretched ones to their fate. No, she was not afraid of the Devil and those who crucified Christ, descended to Earth in the midst of the Devil's feast, and announced the impending Court, for what she suffered. The Great Trial of the infidels is coming. The Mother of God will reign on the throne of Russia and will rule the world. Before the end of the Dark Age, Russia will become an ark for all faithful souls.
    And the nations of the earth will rise against wickedness to the great holy jihad against sin. And there will be in their ranks both Russian and non-Russian and all will call themselves sincere and fearless fighters for the freedom of souls in the whole Universe. According to the prophecies of Babaj Haydakhan, the Great Revolution is coming and thunder is heard already. All will happen suddenly, those who slept will die in sleep, who worked will die at work, people will suffocate from dust and gas. Only those who sincere by heart, who pray to God will survive. The forces have already been released to do their job. Nothing can be changed already, the evil in mankind has overflowed and reached its limit. You do not need to do anything, do not go to any rallies, to fight and resent, Christ and His Mother, with all the holy martyrs, have already taken all the sin and all the evil of the world. No one can escape God's Judgment, the Revolution will affect everyone, and even those who are hiding under the earth. The exalted will fall, but the humble will be exalted. After a brief lull, peace will reign. Nature will be purified, evil will disappear from the face of the Earth, there will be no more illnesses, travel will be free. And the Holy (Golden) Age will reign for exactly one thousand years. The devil will be for this time locked in Hell with those who have reached the point of no return. And they will burn in Tierra del Fuego for a thousand years, after which the end of the World will come and the New Earth without the Devil will be recreated, the Devil, together with Hell and sinners, will be reworked and become harmless particles of Creation – so nothing will go to nothing. Thus all the prophecies will be fulfilled, and the Truth of Christ will triumph in the whole Universe and in all Creation in eternity forever.

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  16. The bullshit they teach in the "higher" education system is utterly repulsive. They always talk so positive of Marxism/Communism/Socialism while denouncing other forms of Dictatorships. They will have complete control of this country in just a few more decades.

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  17. You stupids still don't know it…
    ITS JEW REVOLUTION, NOT RUSSIAN !!!!
    Karl Marx – Trocki was Jew, they're founder of Bolshevism.
    Lenin is Siberian gypsie and Stalin is Georgian.

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  18. Who funded Lenin and Trotsky? Anthony Sutton and Richard Spence have written some very interesting books on this subject.

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  19. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeAyLZSC2MO7EzjXXFoCUewpEWDfXLMydyd84bFBjsCg6Srtw/viewform

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  20. A STUPID idiotic way to describe "JEWISH coup de ta" a Russian revolution ??? Jews and jew ONLY murder up to 152 millions of Russian Christians and only Adolf Hitler stop the invasion of the Satanic soviet jews to All of Europe in Jun 1941 !!!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qW2-4OvXTV8

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