The October Revolution, also called the Bolshevik Revolution, was the second and final phase of the Russian Revolution of 1917. On October 25 (November 7, New Style), 1917, the Bolshevik Party seized power, inaugurating the Soviet era. @RT360 gives you an opportunity to follow the revolution in 360. This episode takes you to 1916, when Russia is struggling with World War I. The economy is in ruins and countless soldiers are dying on the battlefield every day. People crave peace, and their dissatisfaction with the authorities is rising. Revolutionary sentiments are soon to engulf the empire.
The October Revolution, also called the Bolshevik Revolution, was the second and final phase of the Russian Revolution of 1917. On October 25 (November 7, New Style), 1917, the Bolshevik Party seized power, inaugurating the Soviet era. @RT360 gives you an opportunity to follow the revolution in 360. Though a Provisional Government took power after the February Revolution, long-awaited changes are not materializing. The Russian Empire is still at war. There is no end to the food crisis. Some leave the capital fearing what is to come, while others arrive inspired by new opportunities. Everyone must learn to adapt to the new environment.
Ahead of the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution, when the Bolshevik Party seized power in Russia, @RT360 gives you an opportunity to follow the events in 360. This episode takes you to July 1917, when political tensions are reaching a climax. After armed militias flood the streets of Petrograd, Cossack patrols are specially ordered to the capital to suppress the revolt against the Provisional Government.
In late 1966, Ernesto Che Guevara came to Bolivia to incite a guerrilla war, but he was largely unsuccessful in winning peasants over to his revolutionary cause. After 11 months, he was captured and executed. This film features the memories of people who met or had contact with this enigmatic, yet iconic figure during his final days. Their stories give insight into the reasons for his demise and his legacy in Bolivia.
During the February Revolution, criminals who had broken free attacked the prisons. They used the turmoil caused by the revolution to release their ‘brothers in crime’ and destroy archives, erasing their criminal records so the new authorities would have no database to rely on.
The events of 1917 engulfed the capital and spread further to other cities and towns of Russia. Many estates, abandoned by their previous owners, were taken over by locals. Peasants and farmers erect revolutionary slogans painted in red, musicians rehearse the L'Internationale and poems about “the new freedom” resound.
In October 1917, the Bolsheviks, led by Vladimir Lenin, seized power under the banner of socialism and set out to build the world’s most equitable society. Today, capitalism prevails everywhere and crushing inequality and poverty is rampant around the globe. So, was the October Revolution really as significant as it seemed 100 years ago? We spoke to unrepentant Leninists from different backgrounds and parts of the world to find out.