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Who started the Russian Revolution?

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November 25, 2010 3:22PM

The February Russian Revolution was started In Petrograd by a number of housewives who had been waiting on line for bread and were fed up with waiting on lines all the time and sometimes getting nothing anyway. More and more people began to join them in the streets protesting shortages of food and other goods. Factory workers and soldiers began joining and it soon got out so of control the entire city was rioting. It also spread to other cities and the revolution was on.

The October Russian Revolution was started by Vladimir Lenin and his Bolshevik followers, but it wasn't really a revolution. It was more like a military coup where a relatively small political faction seized key communications, transportation and military installations and deposed the existing government.