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Kerensky, Alexander Fyodorvich
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Kerensky, Alexander Fyodorvich

(May 4, 1881, Simbirsk [Ulyanovsk] – June 11, 1970, New York), Russian politician (prime minister of the Provisional Government). The son of a headmaster, Kerensky studied law in St. Petersburg, and initially worked as a legal counsel before becoming politically active. Elected to the Fourth State Duma in 1912 as a representative of the socialist Trudoviki party, he was later to emerge as one of the Russian government’s severest critics.

Kerensky was one of the central figures of the February Revolution. He belonged to the Executive Com…

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Kochanek, Hildegard, “Kerensky, Alexander Fyodorvich”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 19 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2015

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