Position at the end of August 1917


Disagreements grew within the PG and harder to find solutions. On 2 July, three Kadet ministers resigned from the PG over Ukrainian demands for self-government and land reform. Liberals blamed socialist leaders for military strikes. A day later, Lvov resigned and Kerensky became PM. Seen as the only one who could unite the country. Keen to a coalition gvt. Urban workers, peasants and soldiers were demanding more radical action from the gvt over land reform, economy and the war.

Who was Alexander Kerensky?

He was a lawyer, born in Simbirsk like Lenin. He became involved in radical politics in his teens and did not favour Marxism or terrorism. More modern politician. Ideal man for Feb 1917, linked PG and…


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