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November, 7 - October Revolution Day

November 7, the Republic of Belarus celebrates the 97th anniversary of October Revolution Day.

The Great October Socialist Revolution took place on November 7, 1917. That was the day when Bolsheviks' uprising finished in Petrograd, provisional government was overthrown, and at 10 o'clock the proclamation "To Russia's Citizens" telling about the socialist revolution had been a success was issued. Revolutionary Military Committee took the power. That very day Minsk executive committee published the order №1 on transition of authority to Soviets (Councils) in Minsk and its vicinity.

The October Revolution in 1917 was one of the most remarkable events of the XXth century and changed the fate of the huge country. People were granted rights to work, education, rest, and taking part in government. The revolution resulted in unprecedented industrial breakthrough, great enthusiasm and devotion.

Thanks to October Revolution Belarusian people started its statehood, created the robust economy and science, preserved and enriched its culture.

In spite of a number of controversial opinions, the Revolution helps to better understand our past and present. Ideals of working-class solidarity, equality of all people are still vital.

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