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.
JULY, YEAR 1917
GTV's. MASSED CROWDS AT RALLIES
SV. LITTLE BOY RUNNING AFTER CARRIAGE IN FOREGROUND, SOLDIERS MARCHING IN BACKGROUND
M.PAN. OFFICERS & DIGNITARIES
MV. OFFICERS SHAKING HANDS WITH SOLDIERS
MV. GROUP OF SOLDIERS
LV. SHELL EXPLODING IN DISTANCE
SCU. DEMONSTRATION WITH BANNER
LTV. TROOPS ALONG COUNTRY ROAD
GTV. (BACKVIEW) TROOPS RIDING ON TOP OF TRAIN
SCU. TRAIN PAST
GTV. WRECKED BRIDGE
MV's GTV's. DEMONSTRATORS MARCHING WITH BANNERS
PAINTING. CROWD PAN TO LENIN ON ROSTRUM
MV & GTV. CROWD AND SOLDIERS DEMONSTRATING
LTV's. CROWD BEING FIRED ON - PEOPLE RUNNING AWAY & WOUNDED FALLING TO GROUND
MV. GEN. POLOVTSEV & OFFICERS
SCU. FLAG OUTSIDE "PRAVDA" PRINTING OFFICE
SCU. & MV. LITTER IN RAIDED OFFICE
GV. "PRAVDA" NEWSPAPER
STILL. PAN KERENSKY & OTHER MEMBER OF THE PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT
GV. & LTV. TROOPS ON HORSEBACKS
CU BOOK BY LENIN
COTTAGE IN RAZLIV WHICH LENIN USED AS A HIDING PLACE
ARTICLE BY LENIN
LENIN WRITING IN A FIELD
TITLE OF BOOK 'STATE AND REVOLUTION'
PORTRA IT OF LENIN
CU KETTLE HANGIN OVER FIRE IN FIELD
ANOTHER PORTRAIT OF LENIN
NB CROWD BEING DISPERSED (SEQ. 15) NOT USED IN VISNEWS BACKGROUNDER
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Background: 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.