February Revolution
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Events in Petrograd between February 23 and March 4, 1917 (March 8-17 according to the Gregorian calendar), which led to the fall of the Romanovs and to the complete emancipation of the Jews. The democracy introduced in February existed until the Bolshevik coup d’état on October 25-26 (November 7-8). The Jewish population welcomed the Revolution; in 1917, the political parties and public activities of Jews experienced an unprecedented flourishing.

At the beginning of 1917, Russia was shaken from within. Growing general dissatisfaction with government policies, a…

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Levin, Vladimir, “February Revolution”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 18 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0223>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401



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