Nicholas II abdicated, putting an end to 300 years of Romanov rule. He, his wife, and children were subsequently executed.
Two communist revolutionary groups maneuvered for power during and after the provisional government. In 1922, the Bolsheviks (reds) defeated the Mensheviks (whites) placing Lenin (and upon his death Stalin) in charge.
In trying to grasp why Communists hated intellectuals, my mind was led back again to the accounts I had read of the Russian Revolution.
Richard Wright -- Black Boy
Unfortunately, since the recent European War and the Russian Revolution, travel and exploration in Tibet have been almost completely held up; in fact, our last visitor, a Japanese, arrived in 1912, and was not, to be candid, a very valuable acquisition.
James Hilton -- Lost Horizon
Stormgren could see at once that he was now confronted by men of a much higher calibre, and the group opposite him reminded him strongly of a picture he had once seen of Lenin and his associates in the first days of the Russian Revolution.
Arthur C. Clarke -- Childhood’s End
Thus Greece gave way to Rome, and the Russian Enlightenment has become the Russian Revolution.
Boris Pasternak -- Doctor Zhivago
What the acceptance of the isolation of the Russian Revolution forces Stalin to do, Hitler is compelled to do by his acceptance of the contradictions of capitalism and his efforts to freeze them.
Clement Greenberg -- Avant-garde and Kitsch
There were intense arguments about the Russian revolution and a political party in Germany called the National Socialist German Workers’ Party.
Gloria Whelan -- Listening for Lions
World War I was seven years past, the Russian Revolution was eight years old, and the music on my grandmother’s wind-up Victrola was "Yes, We Have No Bananas.
Russell Baker -- Growing Up
Kennicott apologized for her: "Carrie’s nuts about this Russian revolution.