Timeline for post February/March 1917


Time line for post February/March 1917


16th April

3rd April

Return of Lenin to Russia. He publishes his April Theses.

3rd May–4th

20th April–21st

"April Days": mass demonstrations by workers, soldiers, and others in the streets of Petrograd and Moscow triggered by the publication of the Foreign Minister Miliukov's note to the allies, which was interpreted as affirming commitment to the war policies of the old government. First Provisional Government falls.

18th May

5th May

First Coalition Government forms when socialists, representatives of the Soviet leadership, agree to enter the cabinet of the Provisional Government. Kerensky, the only socialist already in the government, made minister of war and navy.

16th June

3rd June

First All-Russian Congress of Workers' and Soldiers' Deputies opens in Petrograd. Closed on 24th. Elects Central Executive Committee of Soviets (VTsIK), headed by Mensheviks and SRs.

23rd June

10th June

Planned Bolshevik demonstration in Petrograd banned by the Soviet.

29th June

16th June

Kerensky orders offensive against Austro-Hungarian forces. Initial success only.

1st July

18th June

Official Soviet demonstration in Petrograd for unity is unexpectedly dominated by Bolshevik slogans: "Down with the Ten Capitalist Ministers", "All Power to the Soviets".

15th July



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