1. the revolution of 1917 in which the government of the czar was overthrown: it consisted of two distinct revolutions, the first (February Revolution) being the uprising of March (February, Old Style), in which a parliamentarian government headed by Kerensky came to power, the second (October Revolution) being the uprising of November (October, Old Style), in which this government was
replaced by the Soviet government led by the Bolsheviks (Communists) under Lenin
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