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7 November 1917

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On November 7, 1917, with the assault and looting of the Winter Palace, the October Revolution marked the end of the Russian Revolution and the birth of the Russian Soviet Socialist Federative Republic.

From the collapse of the Russian empire in March of the same year (February Revolution) and during the months of Kerensky's provisional government taking office in Kremlin, the revolutionary Bolsheviks, with Lenin and Trockij's Russian Social Democratic Workers' Party, succeeded in acquiring increasing power and consensus until they reached the aforementioned coup d'état.

Bearers of revolutionary Marxist ideologies and supporters of the working class struggle, Lenin and his followers brought hope to a country condemned by the economic crisis, by the war in the central empires, by the decline of Peter's, by the internal turmoil and defeats suffered in the First World War, until the end of the bloody Russian civil war between "red" (Bolsheviks) and "white" (counterrevolutionaries).

With the Revolution power was formally handed over to the Congress of Soviets, whose first main measures were: the distribution of land to farmers, restrictions on trade, the obligation to hand over crops to the authorities, up to the extreme measures taken subsequently and under the name of "communism of war".

The victory of the Bolshevik faction sanctioned the end of the civil war in 1922 and the consequent official birth of the Soviet Union; it played a fundamental role throughout the 20th century until its fall in December 1991.



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    Giulia Geneletti

    Laureata con lode in Scienze Politiche presso l'Università degli Studi di Milano, curiosa, intraprendente e sempre motivata da nuove avventure ed esperienze. Ha svolto diverse esperienze lavorative, formative e di volontariato in Italia e all'estero. Si interessa di politiche pubbliche, relazioni internazionali, comunicazione politica, affari europei e di consulenza.
    Giulia è entrata nella community di Mondo Internazionale nel Giugno 2019 ed ha da allora ricoperto diversi ruoli sia di redazione che di direzione. Ad oggi è Direttore di Mondo Internazionale HUB, all'interno del quale ha dato vita al progetto di MIPP, l'Incubatore di Politiche Pubbliche di Mondo Internazionale.


    Graduated with honors in Political Science from the University of Milan, curious, proactive and always motivated by new adventures and experiences. She has had several work, training and volunteer experiences in Italy and abroad. She is interested in public policy, international relations, political communication, European affairs and consultancy.
    Giulia joined the Mondo Internazionale community in June 2019 and has since held various editorial and management roles. To date she is Director of Mondo Internazionale HUB, within which she gave life to the project of MIPP, the Public Policy Incubator of Mondo Internazionale.

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