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MVSAT Dec 2023

Who was the ruler of Russia at the time of the Bolshevik Revolution of October?

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Hint: He was the only socialist that came straight from the Provisional Committee of the State Duma and joined the first cabinet of the Provisional Government. He was also appointed as the vice-chairman of the Petrograd Soviet, which represented the workers and soldiers of the city.

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Alexander Fyodorovich Kerensky was the ruler of Russia at the time of the Bolshevik Revolution of October. In May 1917, he became the Minister of War and later in July, he became the Prime Minister.

About a century ago, in wartime Petrograd, Russian revolutionaries (who were referred to as the Bolsheviks) carried out “the Great October Socialist Revolution”. They were led by Vladimir Lenin. On the night of October 24, 1917, Bolshevik Red Guards started taking control of major points, railway stations, telegraph offices, and government buildings, in the Russian capital. By the next evening, they took control of the entire city except for the Winter Palace, which was the seat of the Provisional Government.

Finally, Bolshevik Red Guards entered the palace and arrested the ministers, due to which the Provisional Government came to an end. The “storming of the Winter Palace” is regarded as the climactic moment of the October Revolution in history.

Note: The October Revolution shaped the twentieth-century world perhaps more than any other single event. It gave rise to a new regime, one that ruled in the name of the working class and established a non-capitalist, state-run economy. This new regime carried out a brutal industrialization drive that allowed the USSR to play a leading role in bringing down Nazi Germany and winning World War II.