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On November 7, 1917 (October 25 in the Julian calendar), Russia’s Bolshevik Party overthrew the moderate government, which itself had only been in place since the overthrow of the Tsarist monarchy earlier that year.
The revolution, described by first-hand American observer John Reed as “ten days that shook the world“, ushered in a new government under Vladimir Lenin. This would create a one-party state which maintained control of the Soviet Union until 1990.
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