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The Fall of Tsarism: Untold Stories of the February 1917 Revolution

Semion Lyandres


The Russian Revolution of February 1917 was a defining event of the twentieth-century. In nine short days, the centuries-old tsarist regime was overthrown and a chain of events was set in motion that led to the disintegration of the Russian empire and the rise of the Soviet regime. Yet even today, as we approach the centennial of the February Revolution—and twenty years after the opening of the previously inaccessible Russian archives—historians still lack firsthand contemporary accounts of what happened during those nine fateful days. This book presents for the first time the earliest known o ... More

Keywords: Russia 1917, February Revolution, Petrograd, Tsarist Regime, State Duma, Duma Committee, Petrograd Soviet, Duma Military Commission, dual power

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199235759
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235759.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Semion Lyandres, author
Associate Professor of Modern Russian History, University of Notre Dame