International Women's Day 1917 - 100th Anniversary

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  1. Day-Tripper

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    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.