Russian Republic

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Russian Republic
Россiйская республика
Rossiyskaya respublika
Provisional government
(15 March – 14 September 1917)
(14 September – 7 November 1917)
Rabochaya Marselyeza
The Worker's Marseillaise
The Russian Provisional Government in 1917. With the exception of some western areas lost to the German Empire, its territory was essentially the same as that of the preceding Russian Empire after the sale of Alaska to the United States in 1867.
Capital Petrograd (now St Petersburg)
Languages Russian
Government Provisional government Republic
 •  15 Mar – 21 Jul 1917 Georgy Lvov
 •  21 Jul – 7 Nov 1917 Alexander Kerensky
Legislature Council of the Russian Republic
Historical era World War I
 •  February Revolution 15 March 1917
 •  Republic proclaimed 14 September
 •  October Revolution 7 November 1917
Currency Ruble
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Russian Empire
Russian SFSR
Transcaucasian DFR
Kingdom of Finland
United Baltic Duchy
Ober Ost
White Movement
Kingdom of Poland
Moldovian DR
Ukrainian PR
Kuban PR
Northern Caucasus Republic
Alash Autonomy
Czechoslovak Legion
Today part of

The Russian Republic (Russian: Россiйская республика, tr. Rossiyskaya respublika; IPA: [rɐˈsʲijskəjə rʲɪsˈpublʲɪkə]) was a short-lived state that controlled, de jure, the territory of the former Russian Empire after the abdication of Emperor Nicholas II on 15 March [O.S. 2 March] 1917. Less than eight months later, the Republic was dissolved after the October Revolution on 7 November [O.S. 25 October] 1917 and the establishment of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (Russian SFSR). Officially, the Republic's government was the Provisional Government of Russia (Russian: Временное правительство России), although de facto control was split between the Provisional Government and the Petrograd Soviet.

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