The Russian Revolution: The Problem of Legitimacy

Schultz E.E.


The problem of the revolution competence is divided into two parts: the legality of anti-government protests and the legitimacy of the new revolutionary regime. The latter divides society into intransigent camps (the Jacobins and the Bolsheviks for example). The Russian revolution (February and October) like its predecessors was based on the acting legislative body and law power. But the extreme left wind – the Bolsheviks, unlike the Jacobins, managed to hold power and win the Civil war due to sufficient social support. Society, being tired of conflicts and chaos, recognized the new government or was ready to endure it.


Russian revolution, 1917, the revolution competence, the legitimacy of rev-olution goals.

DOI: 10.31249/rsm/2017.03.17

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