The February Revolution In Russia - 100 Years On (a Poll)Watch
8 - 16 March 1917.
With this revolution, a century ago, something ended in Russia. What was it ?
Please take part in the poll and choose one correct answer from the four options listed.
Thank you for participating !
It can be argued that serfdom was ended, since after that everyone became serfs (apart from Lenin and his besties).
Thanks for your contribution anyway, which is nice. But actually it would be good if you could explain your statement in more details, and what brings you to both of those conclusions (the two parts of your sentence).
Anyway, serfdom in Russia was officially abolished in 1861, under the Emperor Alexander II.
A common view would most likely be that Lenin's revolution (the October one) was actually to liberate people from serfdom, in a way (since it had been abolished by then) or its other expressions anyway, and to give "ordinary" people rights and freedoms or even powers.
But of course, there could be, and most likely, are, different and non standard approaches to all of that. Which actually serves to create a debate and enriches the topic with various dimensions to it.
Even though I hate communism, I admire Lenin for his heroic seizure of power in the aftermath of the monarchy's overthrow. A veritable exercise in Machiavellian politics.