THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION A New History Sean McMeekin Basic Books Illustrated; 445 pp; $30 On the afternoon of July 4, 1917, thousands of soldiers, sailors and workers converged on a former royal palace, a sprawling Palladian structure in the Russian capital, then called Petrograd. The palace was serving as the seat of the Petrograd Soviet — or council — of workers’ and soldiers’ deputies, a group of mostly radical revolutionaries that was sharing power with the country’s provisional government. Four months had passed since the so-called ...
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