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Mutiny in Petrograd

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Mutiny in Petrograd

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The February Revolution in 1917 started with protests in the streets of Petrograd, then when the Tzar demanded his soldiers shoot the protesters, it turned into a military mutiny.


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The Russian Revolution, one of the defining moments in world history, began as a simple demonstration over bread. But the demands of factory workers soon transformed into a political movement that became so powerful it brought one of the greatest empires to its knees. Relive the first stages in Russia's new era of socialism, from optimistic beginnings to the ominous direction it took under the rule of Lenin and the Bolshevik Party.

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