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Kerensky—Krasnov uprising (White Victory)

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Kerensky—Krasnov uprising
Part of Russian Civil War and Russian Revolution
Date 8 — 13 November, 1917
Location Western Russia (around Pskov)
Result Bolshevik victory; Kerensky's loyalists forced to retreat
Flag of Russian SFSR (1918-1937) Red Army Flag of Russia Provisional Government
Commanders and leaders
Flag of Russian SFSR (1918-1937) Vladimir Lenin Flag of Russia Alexander Kerensky
Flag of Russia Pyotr Krasnov
5,000 700
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown

The Kerensky—Krasnov uprising was an attempt by the Russian provisional government to return to power in Early November 1917, shortly after being overthrown by the Bolshevik movement. When Vladimir Lenin's Petrograd Soviet took control of Petrograd from the government, the leader of the provisional government, Alexander Kerensky rallied an army of some 700 supporters in nearby Pskov. They consisted of some soldiers, military school cadets, and students who volunteered. He appointed Don Cossack officer Pyotr Krasnov as the commander of the force. They managed to take over the former residence of the House of Romanov, the deposed imperial family, but were stopped by Lenin's numerically superior Red Army forces. Kerensky and Krasnov fled south, later regrouping with White forces in Tsaritsyn.

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