This was the first of two revolutions in 1917. The revolution lasted less than a week and was confined to the capitol city.
The army garrison joined striking workers in demanding socialist reforms, and Tsar Nicholas II steps down from the throne. He, his wife, his children, and some servants were shot and executed.
Vladimir Lenin, leader of the Bolshevik party in exile, returns to Petrograd
Alexander Kerensky becomes Prime Minister of the Provisional Government
The Winter Palace, the last refuge of the Provisional Government, is taken by the Bolsheviks. The Council of People's Commissars, led by Lenin, takes control of Russia.
Taking place in Petrograd, this revolution overthrew the russian Provision Government and gave power to the soviets.
Poland Declares War on Russia
The Czechoslovak legion revolts against the Bolshevik government.
Tsar Nicholas was executed along with his family in Ekaterinburg.
The Bolshevik government issues the decree "On Red Terror" and 10,000 people are executed in the first month