Russian Republic

Not to be confused with Russian Federation.
For the federal subjects, see Republics of Russia.
Russian Republic
Россiйская республика
Rossiyskaya respublika
Provisional government
(15 March – 14 September 1917)
(14 September – 7 November 1917)
Flag Coat of arms
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 Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
White movement
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.

Principal institutions

Regional Autonomies

Occupied territories

Main article: Ober Ost


See also


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