From February to October, 1917: the role of the «Mensheviks» in the political life of Russia

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The author analyses the role and the influence of the «Mensheviks» in political life of Russia between the democratic Revolution in February and socialist Revolution in October, 1917. In this article the author showed the reasons which forced the «Mensheviks» (in difficult situation of the social confrontation in May, 1917) to be in the Provisional government, studied the positions of different parts of «menshevizm» concerned this step. This article examines the «mensheviks'» aspiration (in summer 1917) to form a political similar left-of-centre government without constitutional democrats, and the reasons which prevented getting this aim.

A U Gavrilov

Russian State University of tourism and service

Кафедра истории и политологии; Российский государственный университет туризма и сервиса; Russian State University of tourism and service

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