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The Provisional Government
The Provisional Government is the name given to the government that led Russia from
March 1917to November 1917. Throughout its existence, the Provisional Government
met at the Tauride Palace. By July it was led by Alexander Kerensky the man who had
informed the Duma on March 11th…

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Problems/ Weaknesses Action

Government The Provisional Government did
The Petrograd Soviet was very powerful ­ it built up a nation-wide nothing to try to end the power
network of Soviets which took their orders from it. of the Soviets.

Order Number 1 forbade soldiers and workers to obey the

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Kornilov The Provisional Government had
Kornilov tried a right-wing/ pro-Tsar army coup in August 1917. no control of the army and had
to ask the Bolsheviks to help it.
(ie government under attack) This made the government seem
weak AND made the Bolsheviks
popular (they took control of the


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