Kerensky–Krasnov uprising

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Kerensky–Krasnov uprising
Part of Russian Revolution of 1917
Date 8 November [O.S. 26 October]–13 November [O.S. 31 October] 1917
Location Petrograd Governorate
Result Defeat of Kerensky
Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Vladimir Lenin, and supporters Russia Alexander Kerensky, and supporters
≈ 5,000 men 700 men (of which 600 cavalry), 12 cannons, 1 armoured vehicle

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 successfully captured Tsarskoe Selo, but the next day were defeated at Pulkovo. The failure of the uprising led to Kerensky being forced to go into exile, eventually finding refuge in France and later the United States.