Tag: 1917

Creation Of The One And Only Soviet Russia

This was one of the most influential revolutions in all time history for Russia. This revolution was lead by the Bolsheviks. It overturned the interim provisional government and established the Soviet Union. This event in 1917 was well thought out and planned. It was organized and accomplished by a small group of people. The Bolshevik […]

Women on Holiday

Although International Women’s Day may not be a holiday as recognizable as Christmas or New Year’s Eve, in the early 1900s it had an enormous impact on long-term social developments in Russia. Observance of International Women’s Day began on February 28, 1909 in New York. It was in remembrance for the historic 1908 International Ladies’ […]

Enforcers of Red Terror: Cheka and Beyond

From the moment the Bolsheviks seized power in October of 1917, the new Soviet government faced immediate threats, both externally and internally. As is typical with any successful revolution, counter-revolutionary elements seek to resist and disrupt from within. The October Revolution was no different, and the Soviet government moved swiftly to suppress any internal enemies. … Continue reading Enforcers of Red Terror: Cheka and Beyond

Overthrow of Orthodoxy

The revolutions of 1917 were an especially traumatizing time for the Russian Orthodox Church that was historically closely tied with the Autocracy.  During the reign of the Tsarist regime the Church had a monopoly on religion in the Russian Empire, as the state religion the Church did not have to worry about losing its power […]