The October Revolution 1917

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27th September: Lenin wrote to the Central Committee of the Bolshevik Party, urging them to seize power immmediately. However, other leading Bolesheviks were more cautious and wanted to wait.

7th October: Lenin returned to Petrograd from Finland, where he had been hiding after the failure of the July Days.

10th October: The Central Committee of the Bolshevik Party meet in an all-night session, agreeing with Lenin that now is the time for revolution, but without making any specific plans/

20th October: Travel problems mean that the meeting of the All Russia Cnogress of Soviets is postponed, giving the Bolsheviks time to plan their revolution. They begin by creating the MRC (Military Revolutionary Committee) under Leon Trotsky. The MRC control the soldiers of the Petrograd garrison and the members of a…


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