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...between tradition and modernity did not lead inexorably to the revolution but only created the potential for it, which became a reality due to the difficulties of wartime and the struggle for power between the opposition and the monarchy.” My school history teacher, Kirillov S.F.., when we have been studying that period of Russian history, said that if Russia were not involved in the war that time and had few more years to recover country’s economy by vital reforms, revolution could be avoided and Russia would have a British model of monarchy. A.P. Nenarokov concludes, “One last point: it seems to me that the Russian Revolution should not, for now at least, be called Great—not because that does not coincide with reality but because we are not yet appropriately positioned to pinpoint where its greatness may lie.” The Revolution of 1917 should be a lesson for everyone.
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