Establishing of the Russian Provisional Government

Establishing of the Russian Provisional Government

A Provisional Government - the highest executive-administrative and legislative body of state power in Russia between the February and October revolutions was created on March 2 (15), 1917, by agreement between the Executive Committee of the Council of Workers’ and Soldiers’ Deputies and the Provisional Committee of the State Duma. Representatives of the liberal-bourgeois parties - the Cadets, the Octobrists and the Progressives played the leading role in it. The chairman of the Provisional Government and simultaneously the Minister of the Interior was appointed a large landowner Prince G. Y. Lvov - a member of the Moscow Progressive Party Committee. The Provisional Government included the leader of the Cadet Party P. N. Guchkov (military and naval minister), Socialist-Revolutionary A. F. Kerensky (Minister of Justice), P. N. Milyukov (Minister for Foreign Affairs), A. I. Konovalov (Minister of Trade and Industry), M. I. Tereshchenko (Minister of Finance).

Certain documents reflecting the activity of the Provisional Government at the first stage of its existence are included.

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