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1917: The Peasants Go to Petrograd

Discussion of the Russian Revolution tends to focus on Petrograd and urban workers. Almost from the beginning of the February Revolution, the Soviets and Provisional Government directed most of their energy toward those striking in the capitol or the military. 892 more words


1917: Kerensky's Sidestep

In early 1917, rebelling Russians wanted three things: political reform, economic reform, and for Russia to withdraw from the Great War. The Provisional Government that took over many of the Tsar’s administrative tasks attempted to satisfy the various Soviets that appeared throughout Russia, which represented the interests of soldiers, workers, and peasants (often in that order). 704 more words


Seminar: Totaro on oil production in Kazakhstan

The History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies Department is pleased to invite you on

Tuesday 18 April 2017

from 1pm

room 8.105

to a research talk by… 388 more words


1917: Fifty Shades of Red

After the February Revolution, numerous political parties fought for influence in the Provisional Government that formed as a response to the revolution. The political Left occupied a broad, ever-changing spectrum of ideas and strategies focusing on three key issues that most Russians, at least those rioting in Petrograd, wanted to immediately address: political reform, economic reform, and whether or not to remain involved in the Great War. 819 more words


Public presentation of History capstone theses

NU students, Faculty, and staff are invited to the public presentation of our senior students’ capstone theses in History.

Our students have been working hard, including in Almaty archives: this is a way to give them feedback on their last drafts and to celebrate their achievements. 54 more words