October Revolution in Russia

The Great War

Europe 1917.1201

October Revolution in Russia

World War I in Europe and the Russian Revolution (1 December 1917)

Historical Map of Europe & the Mediterranean

On November 7 (October 25 in the Russian calendar of the time), Vladimir Lenin and his Bolsheviks overthrew the Russian government. The first item on Lenin's agenda was to end Russia's involvement in the War.

Main Events

Greece declares war on the Central Powers

Battle of Caporetto

Austria-Hungary defeats Italians

October Revolution

Bolsheviks overthrow Russian government in Petrograd

Finland declares independence from Russia

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