The sign these Russians are carrying says "Long live the Council of Workmen's and Soldiers' Deputies!"
Photograph courtesy Library of Congress
to step down from a position of authority and power.
capable of inspiring or influencing large numbers of people.
conflict between groups in the same country or nation.
person or group of people who support communism, a type of economy where all property, including land, factories and companies, is held by the government.
a disagreement or fight, usually over ideas or procedures.
group of people selected to act in an advisory, administrative, or legislative capacity.
emperor or king of Russia.
to form or officially organize.
system or order of a nation, state, or other political unit.
person born into a position with a high rank or class.
person of low social rank and little social mobility in medieval society, usually a small farmer, farmworker, or owner of a houshold industry.
organization led by a philosophy (platform) to guide or influence the government.
system of government where power rests in citizens who vote and representatives who stand for those citizens. The United States is a republic.
overthrow or total change of government.
to take suddenly.
(1922-1991) large northern Eurasian nation that had a communist government. Also called the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, or the USSR.
final or maximum.
social class of workers, usually performing manual labor.