Saturday, 9 November 2013

7 НОЯБРЯ - 7 November and Russell Brand

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change
something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ~
Richard Buckminster Fuller

"Everyone wants a revolution. No one wants to do the dishes ..."

7th November (7 НОЯБРЯ) was the greatest holiday in Soviet State – the day when the Communists won, so it was commemorated annually with such a colorful parades. 
Not only army participated in them but every civil corporation had to send their participants to the parades, hospitals and cinemas, schools and factories – literary every society unit had to.

The October Revolution and commonly referred to as Red October, the October Uprising or the Bolshevik Revolution, was a seizure of state power instrumental in the larger Russian Revolution of 1917. It took place with an armed insurrection in Petrograd traditionally dated to 25 October 1917 (by the Julian or Old Style calendar, which corresponds to 7 November 1917 in the Gregorian or New Style calendar).

 Near the beginning of the Russian Civil War, the Reds (Communists) were worried that the Whites (those against the Soviets, which included monarchists, liberals, and other socialists) would free the czar and his family, which would not only have given the Whites a psychological boost but might have led to the restoration of the monarchy in Russia. The Reds were not going to let that happen.

On the night of July 16-17, 1918, Czar Nicholas, his wife, their children, the family dog, three servants, and the family doctor were all woken up, taken to the basement, and shot.

The Civil War lasted over two years and was bloody, brutal, and cruel. The Reds won but at the expense of 20 millions of people killed.

What was left was an extreme, vicious regime that was to rule Russia until the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.