This Week In History: Wk 43 (25 October 1917)
Communists Depose Russian Rulers
Communists led by Vladimir Lenin bring down the Russian government.
In 1917, Bolshevik communists led by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin stormed the Winter Palace in St Petersburg and deposed the provisional Kerensky government. Despite strong support in St Petersburg and Moscow, they couldn't gain control over the entire country and civil war soon broke out. The conflict continued until 1920 when the communists finally gained control of the country as a whole.
depose (verb): remove from office; overthrow
communists (noun): people who want collective rather than private ownership of resources
storm (verb): attack rapidly and with great force; go in very fast
provisional (adjective): short term or temporary
break out (verb): begin suddenly (conflict)
Researched and written for EnglishClub by Matt Errey