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Further unrest in Russia
Political protest on the Nevsky Prospect in Petrograd in June 1917 Photo: The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Library, Gradu

Further unrest in Russia

Petrograd, 21 July 1917 - The unrest in Russia which has surfaced repeatedly since the first months of this year has flared again in the city of Petrograd.

Clashes between Cossacks, the infantry and the people have resulted in some 700 men and women being killed or injured. Both political and military reasons have been cited for the upheaval.

The most recent reports from Petrograd say that the city is quiet again.

Aleksandr Kerensky, newly appointed head of the Russian Provisional Government (Image: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA)

In another example of the country’s instability, Prince George Lvoff has resigned his premiership and Aleksandr Kerensky has been appointed to the office. The resignation of Prince Lvoff is rooted in ‘irreconcilable differences’ with certain socialist ministers in the Provisional Government.

In other news, the revolutionary Vladimir Lenin has been arrested in Finland. It is, as yet, unclear if this arrest is connected to events in Russia.

[Editor's note: This is an article from Century Ireland, a fortnightly online newspaper, written from the perspective of a journalist 100 years ago, based on news reports of the time.]

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The Century Ireland project is an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life a century ago.