Kerensky–Krasnov uprising

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Kerensky–Krasnov uprising
Part of Russian Revolution of 1917
Date 8–13 November 1917 [O.S. 26–31 October]
Location Petrograd Governorate
Result Defeat of Kerensky
Belligerents
Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Vladimir Lenin Russia Alexander Kerensky
Russia Pyotr Krasnov
Strength
≈ 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 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.

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Isaac Deutscher, The Prophet Armed