March 2: feb to nov revolution of 1917, provisional govt (inaugurated march 2, petrograd soviet, ***dual powers, these two bodies claimed legitimacy. Petrograd: april theses of lenin on april 3 (extending the beliefs of the bolsheviks) Bolsheviks vote seize power (oct 23: there was no option of legitimacy now, constitution and legality is corrupt, they decided to seize power of nov 7, and they did. Revolution nov 7: bolsheviks gained key parts of the govt overnight, no one could stop them. In terms of implementation of the plan, which occurred immediately (end of russia in war, transfer of land power: this caused immense tension and angst in status quo powers. 20 million dead, 2 million emigrate (ww1, civil war, influenza-plague) 1922, assissation of lenin fails (but becomes paralyzed: he became so weak that he couldn"t even speak leadership started to fall apart.