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From the w:Military Revolutionary Committee of the w:Petrograd Soviet of Workers' and Soldiers' Deputies

To Citizens of Russia

The Provisional Government is deposed. The state power is transferred into the hands of the Military Revolutionary Committee, an organ of the Petrograd Soviet of Workers' and Soldiers' Deputies, which heads the Petrograd proletariat and garrison.

The cause for which the people has been struggling — immediate call for democratic peace, liquidation of ownership of land by w:landed nobility, w:workers' control over the industry, creation fo the Soviet government — is ensured.

Long live the revolution of workers, soldiers and peasants!

Military Revolutionary Committee of the Petrograd Soviet of Workers' and Soldiers' Deputies
October 25, 1917, 10 a.m.


  1. The date is given in the w:Old Style calendar used in Russia at the time. It corresponds to November 7, 1917.
  2. The text is written in pre-reform Russian orthography

Soviet proclamation about the disbanding of the w:Russian Provisional Government issued by Petrograd w:Military Revolutionary Committee

Author w:Vladimir Lenin
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