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    JULY, YEAR 1917
    The month of July 1917 has entered the history as a radical turning point of the course of the Revolution completing the stage of its peaceful development.

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    JULY, YEAR 1917
    The month of July 1917 has entered the history as a radical turning point of the course of the Revolution completing the stage of its peaceful development. Despite the will of the people who demanded the end of the war, the Provisional Government went on with its criminal policy of sending thousands upon thousands of soldiers to the front. To raise the moral of the troops and to make publicity for himself war Minister Alexander Kerensky arrived to the front lines. But the soldiers were most unwilling to fight; more and more often did they protest against the continuation of the war. One of the forms that their protest assumed in these days was mass defection from front lines. The advertureous actions of the Provisional Government were running the country's economy and aggravated its disastrous state. The political atmosphere in entrograd was fraught with a revolutionary explosion.

    On Uly 4th over half a million of workers and soldiers went out into the streets. This spontaneous demonstration of protest against the tries to impart to it a peaceful character and not to bring it to an armed clash. Lenin who addressed the manifestation called upon them to resist the country volutionary provocation. However the Provisional Government supported by Socialist-revolutionaries and Menshiviks in the Central Executive Committee of the Soviets cruelly suppressed the peaceful demonstration. By the order of General Polovtsev. Commander of the Petrograd Military District a group of cadets raided the "Pravda" printing house and destroyed a printing room for the Bolshevik publications.

    Striving to prevent a further bloodshed Bolsheviks appealed to the manifestations to return to their homes. The Provisional Government headed by Kerensky in its attempts to aid the bouregiousie to rule by absolute power stepped on the road of armed suppression of the Revolution. The Government adopted a policy of terror and persecution of the Bolshevik party and its leader Lenin. The Central Committee of the Party decided that Lenin should do his work in secret underground. Since that time he moved to Razliv. In Razlic Lenin wrote several articles characterizing the vents in July as a radical turning point in the course of the Revolution and put forward basis for the transfer to the new tactics, preparing an armed uprising. Also in Razliv Lenin began working on his book "State and Revolution". While working in secret underground Lenin preserved permanent contacts with the Party's Central Committee. Lenin's ideas became the basis for the VIth Party Congress, the Congress of preparation for the Great October.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2ONYDRK3U865H4DDNU9E0RV6K
    Media URN:
    VLVA2ONYDRK3U865H4DDNU9E0RV6K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/07/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:44:00
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    N/A

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