An exhaustive analysis of it is beyond the scope of this writing.
Cruiser Aurora Forward gun of Aurora that fired the signal shot On 23 October 5 November New Stylethe Bolsheviks' Central Committee voted 10—2 for a resolution saying that "an armed uprising is inevitable, and that the time for it is fully ripe".
Lenin expressed his confidence in the success of the planned insurrection. His confidence stemmed from months of Bolshevik buildup of power and successful elections to different committees and councils in major cities such as Petrograd and Moscow.
The committee included armed workers, sailors and soldiers, and assured the support or neutrality of the capital's garrison.
The committee methodically planned to occupy strategic locations through the city, almost without concealing their preparations: Shortly thereafter the government announced the immediate closure of not only Rabochy put but also the left-wing Soldat as well as the far-right newspapers Zhivoe slovo and Novaia Rus'.
The editors of these newspapers, as well as any authors seen to be calling for insurrection, were to be prosecuted on criminal charges. At 10 AM, Bolshevik-aligned soldiers successfully retook the Rabochy put printing house. Kerensky responded at approximately 3 PM that afternoon by ordering the raising of all but one of Petrograd's bridges, a tactic used by the government several months earlier in the July Days.
What followed was a series of sporadic clashes over control of the bridges between Red Guard militias aligned with the Military Revolutionary Committee and military regiments still loyal to the government. At approximately 5 PM the Military Revolutionary Committee seized the Central Telegraph of Petrograd, giving the Bolsheviks control over communications through the city.
Petersburg, then capital of Russia against the Kerensky Provisional Government.
The event coincided with the arrival of a flotilla of pro-Bolshevik marines, primarily five destroyers and their crews, in St. At Kronstadt, sailors also announced their allegiance to the Bolshevik insurrection.
In the early morning, the military-revolutionary committee planned the last of the locations to be assaulted or seized from its heavily guarded and picketed center in Smolny Palace. The Red Guards systematically captured major government facilities, key communication installations and vantage points with little opposition.
The Petrograd Garrison and most of the city's military units joined the insurrection against the Provisional Government. Railways and railway stations had been controlled by Soviet workers and soldiers for days, making rail travel to and from Petrograd impossible for Provisional Government officials.
The Provisional Government was also unable to locate any serviceable vehicles. On the morning of the insurrection, Kerensky desperately searched for a means of reaching military forces he hoped would be friendly to the Provisional Government outside the city, and ultimately borrowed a Renault car from the American embassy, which he drove from the Winter Palace alongside a Pierce Arrow.
Kerensky was able to evade the pickets going up around the palace and drive to meet approaching soldiers. The proclamation was sent by telegraph throughout Russia even as the pro-Soviet soldiers were seizing important control centers throughout the city.
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Lecture 6 The Russian Revolution: Red October and the Bolshevik Coup (2) People do not make revolutions eagerly any more than they do war. There is this difference, however, that in war compulsion plays the decisive role, in revolution there is no compulsion except that of circumstances.
Timeline of the Russian Revolution From the final years of the last tsars of Russia to the establishment of the Communist Party, learn more about the key events of the Russian Revolution.
In February Soviet Russia adopted the Gregorian calendar which was already being used across Western Europe.
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