International Women's Day 1917 - 100th Anniversary


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May 16, 2014
The day that sparked the February Revolution in Russia, removing the 304 year rule of the Romanov dynasty.

Completely unobserved in modern-day Russia under Putin's rule. Nothing to see here. Move along.

You see, modern-day Russian government isn't keen on celebrating popular revolutions. Or anything not aligned with strong-man autocracy.

But the Kremlin annually pays great attention to the anniversary of the October 1917 Revolution, which wasn't so much a revolution as it was a coup de etat carried out by the Bolsheviks, overthrowing Russian's 8-month old democracy.