Main Events & Effects of February Revolution & October Revolution - Leaders and Impact on Soviet History.

By meenakshi|Updated : September 5th, 2022

The main events and the effects of the February Revolution and October Revolution include the factory lockout on the right bank, dissolution of the Duma, fall of the Tsar’s power and rise in power of Bolsheviks, appointment of the Military Revolutionary Committee, and the beginning of the uprise against the provisional government. The leaders like Lenin and Trotskii had a major role in the October Revolution, whereas Petrograd led the February Revolution.

Main Events in February Revolution

The general public led the February Revolution without the involvement of the political parties. The major events and effects of the February Revolution are as follows-

  • 22nd February: Factory lockout took place on the right bank.
  • 25th February: Dissolution of Duma.
  • 27th February: The Headquarters of the Police were ransacked. All the Regiments supported the workers and resulted in the formation of the Soviets.
  • 2nd March: Tsar gave up on his power because of which leaders of the Duma and Soviets formed a Provisional Government for Russia.

Main Events in October Revolution

The leaders like Trotskii and Lenin, along with his subordinates, mainly led the October Revolution. The major events and effects of the October Revolution are as follows

  • 16th October: Soviets appointed the Military Revolutionary Committee.
  • 24th October: Masses begin to uprise the provisional government. The Military Revolutionary Committee controlled the city at night. The ministers surrendered, and lastly, Bolsheviks gained the power. 

Impact on Soviet History

During the February Revolution, the Petrograd were responsible for bringing down the monarchy and forming Soviet history. In the October Revolution, prominent leaders were responsible for the beginning of Lenin’s rule over the Soviets.

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  • February Revolution resulted in the dissolution of the Duma, factory lockout on the right bank, fall of the Tsar’s power, and rise in power of Bolsheviks. In contrast, in the October Revolution, Military Revolutionary Committee was appointed. Also, during this Revolution, there was a beginning of the uprise against the provisional government. 

  • In February Revolution, there was no participation of the political parties, while the leaders like Trotskii and Lenin, along with his subordinates, mainly led the October Revolution.

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