Kerensky–Krasnov uprising

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Kerensky–Krasnov uprising
Part of Russian Revolution of 1917
Date8–13 November 1917 [O.S. 26–31 October]
LocationPetrograd Governorate
Result Bolshevik victory
Defeat of Kerensky
Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Russian Soviet Republic Russia Russian Anti-Communists
Commanders and leaders
Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Vladimir Lenin
Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Lev Kamenev
Russia Alexander Kerensky
Russia Pyotr Krasnov
≈ 5,000 men 700 men (of which 600 cavalry), 12 cannons, 1 armoured vehicle

The Kerensky–Krasnov uprising was an attempt by Alexander Kerensky to regain power after the Bolsheviks overthrew his Provisional Government in Petrograd.

Following the October Revolution, Kerensky fled Petrograd and went to Pskov, where he rallied troops loyal to his cause in an attempt to retake the capital. He appointed Pyotr Krasnov to lead this army. Also cadets from military schools, the so-called Junker mutiny supported Kerensky in his bid to retake control of the government. His troops captured Tsarskoe Selo, but the next day were defeated at the Pulkovo Heights. The failure of the uprising led to Kerensky being forced to go into exile, eventually finding refuge in France and later the United States.



Isaac Deutscher, The Prophet Armed