The Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia
Bolshevik soldiers in Petrograd who wandered the streets in support of the October Revolution. 1917
Russia’s February Revolution Begins. On March 8, 1917, the female factory workers of Petrograd began striking and rioting in response to food shortages and government oppression. Other Petrograd residents soon joined in the demonstrations, which forced Czar Nicholas II to abdicate a week later.
Female troops march during the Russian Revolution, 1917.
Russian Revolution Image 2: Soldiers banners. Lenin and his people found a welcome audience in the Imperial troops.
Russian Revolution, 1917. Russian troops firing on demonstrators with machine guns, June 4, 1917, by Karl Karlovich Bulla At least 700 people were killed or wounded....while Lenin went into hiding. This is significant because it shows the political tension of Russia at the beginning of the twentieth century. It shows how the military treated its people and that demonstrators are unhappy with their current state (poverty and limited rights).
Two revolutions, the first of which, in February (March, New Style), overthrew the imperial government and the second of which, in October (November), placed the Bolsheviks in...
Women of the Russian Revolution, 1917. My great grandparents were there ~~ my grandfathers parents on my mothers side.
Dismantling of the Tsar Nicholas II statue - Moscow (1918) The dismantling of Tsarist symbols and monuments became a priority of the Bolsheviks upon their accent to power. This was done to remove all traces of the old regime and to strip Russia of its “old values” which were deemed as a barrier to the expansion of communism.