Russian elections in 1917 and subsequent takeover by Bolsheviks.
Saint Petersburg Russia Date:1917, November 25 Duration:1 min 47 sec Sound:Yes
Russian movie depiction of the storming of the Romanoff's winter palace during the 1917 revolution in Russia.(This is a fictional event that never occurred.) Scene shifts to election campaigning on a street in Moscow, in conjunction with the November 25th elections arranged by political leader Alexander Fyodorovich Kerensky. Bolshevik leader Vladimir Ilyich Lenin is seen with several comrades. A truck carrying Bolsheviks with a banner drives on a street, as a pedestrian gives it a dismissive wave. (Bolsheviks lost the election to the Socialist Revolutionary Party, or SR.) Soviet troops loyal to Leon Trotsky march in the street. View of elected members from the Russian assembly in their meeting place. Catherine Breshkovsky, sometimes called Babushka, or the grandmother of the Russian Revolution, is seen standing and addressing the meeting. The faction of the SR not supporting Lenin is seen leaving the building. Thousands of citizens gathered outside the building, protesting the dismissal of their elected representatives. Image of Lenin.
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