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23rd February

Women's Day Parade

90,000 qorkers on strike, 50 factories closed
c240,000 on the streets

2

25th February

GENERAL STRIKE

-Petrograd at standstill = 250,000 strikers
-Major factories and shops closed
-No newspapers/public transport
-Cossaks refused to attack strikers

3

27th February

Duma Committee + Petrograd Soviet Formed:

-66,000 soldiers mutiny
-Duma sets up 12 man prov govt. committee to takeover
-Army's high command supports Duma
-Revolutions set up Petrograd Soviet

4

1st March

ORDER NO.1
-Soldiers and workers should agree with prov govt. only if Soviets have consented to that policy

5

2nd March

ABDICATION OF TSAR, PROVISIONAL GOVT. FORMED

6

3rd April

Lenin returns to Petrograd

APRIL THESES:
-Power to be transferred to Soviets
-War to be brought to an immediate end
-Land taken over by state and given to peasants

7

2nd May

Milyukov resigns as Minister for War - PROVISIONAL GOVT. IN CRISIS

8

5th May

Coalition of govt. of socialists and Kadets formed

9

3rd June

First All-Russian Congress of Soviets begins

10

16th June

Launch of military offensive

11

3-4th July

JULY DAYS

-grain prices doubled in Petrograd between Feb-June
-shortages of fuel and materials forced 586 factories to close
-20,000 armed sailors (Kronstadt) joined workers on the streets
-Rioting on streets, catalysed by failed summer offensive

12

5-6th July

Bolsheviks arrested

13

8th July

Kerensky becomes PM at head of new coalition govt.

"Bolshevik's moment had passed"

14

26-30th Aug

KORNILOV AFFAIR

-Kornilov appointed Commander-in-Chief
-Attempted coup
Kerensky released Bolsh prisoners, arming them to fight Kornilov = helped Bolsh's campaign

15

9th Sept

Bolsh majority in Petrograd soviet

16

7th Oct

Lenin returns to Petrograd

17

10th October

Bolshevik CC confirms decision to seize power:
- Kerensky sends radical units out of city - Bolsh claimed he was allowing Germans to take control
-Set up 'Military Revolutionary Committee' under Trotsky and Dzerzhinsky

18

25-26 OCTOBER

BOLSH SEIZE POWER:
-Arrested remaining power of Provisional govt.
-'Revolution' announced at 2nd congress of Soviets
-Armed soldiers take over key buildings - met with little opposition