Bolshevik Seizure of Power 3


Seizure of power

  • (Started by PG) 24th October, PG attempted to close down 2 Bolshevik newspapers in Petrograd
  • Evening, Lenin put plan into action immediately (feared PG trying to clamp down on Bolshevik activity)
  • Bolsheviks had planned to use MRC of the Petrograd to take over the capital on 26th October
  • MRC under control of Trotsky, when seized power would announce they did on behalf of the Soviet
  • 24th Oct, MRC and Red Guards…


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