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Remembering the Russian Revolution

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, teleSUR reflects on the values and achievements of the revolution and what it means to today's revolutionaries. 

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Legacy

 
Supporters of the Russian communist party attend a rally.

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Impact on Latin America

 

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Challenging Capitalism

 

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Art and Communism: Soviet Posters Against Racism and War

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Role of Women

 

Russian Women Led 1917 IWD March That Brought Down the Czar

Exactly one century ago on March 8, 1917, women working in the textile factories in Petrograd — then the Russian capital — led a historic mobilization on International Women's Day, resulting in what is known as the February Revolution, which overthrew Tsar Nicholas II, ending the Romanov dynasty and the Russian Empire and installing a provisional government. READ MORE

 
  • Russian communist supporters carry flags and a portrait of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin on the 99th anniversary of the 1917 October revolution, Nov. 7, 2016.

    Russian communist supporters carry flags and a portrait of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin on the 99th anniversary of the 1917 October revolution, Nov. 7, 2016. | Photo Reuters

  • To this day, the October Revolution continues to be celebrated. Here, Russian communist supporters carry a banner reading

    To this day, the October Revolution continues to be celebrated. Here, Russian communist supporters carry a banner reading | Photo Reuters

  • Arrest and escorting plainclothes policemen. Petrograd. 1917.

    Arrest and escorting plainclothes policemen. Petrograd. 1917. | Photo Wikimedia Commons

  • While the Bolsheviks gathered outside, inside the Winter Palace cadets maintained their last guard.

    While the Bolsheviks gathered outside, inside the Winter Palace cadets maintained their last guard. | Photo Wikimedia Commons

  • The Red Guards seized the Winter Palace on Nov. 7, 1917 in what was a largely bloodless insurrection.

    The Red Guards seized the Winter Palace on Nov. 7, 1917 in what was a largely bloodless insurrection. | Photo Wikimedia Commons

  • Red Guard unit of the Vulkan factory in Petrograd, Oct. 1917.

    Red Guard unit of the Vulkan factory in Petrograd, Oct. 1917. | Photo Wikimedia Commons

  • Lenin, analyzing World War I, said

    Lenin, analyzing World War I, said | Photo Public Domain

  • Demoralized and devastated by the war, and unwilling to quell workers’ demonstrations on the streets of Petrograd (now St. Petersburg), regiment after regiment of soldiers in the city’s army garrison defected to join Bolshevik and socialist rebels on March 12, forcing the resignation of the imperial government and heralding the triumph of the February Revolution in Russia – which eventually paved the way for the October Socialist Revolution led by Marxist leader Vladimir Ilyich Lenin and the Bolshevik Party.

    Demoralized and devastated by the war, and unwilling to quell workers’ demonstrations on the streets of Petrograd (now St. Petersburg), regiment after regiment of soldiers in the city’s army garrison defected to join Bolshevik and socialist rebels on March 12, forcing the resignation of the imperial government and heralding the triumph of the February Revolution in Russia – which eventually paved the way for the October Socialist Revolution led by Marxist leader Vladimir Ilyich Lenin and the Bolshevik Party. | Photo Public Domain

  • Lenin rallies a huge crowd of supporters before storming the Winter Palace.

    Lenin rallies a huge crowd of supporters before storming the Winter Palace. | Photo Wikimedia Commons

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