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July 1917: Alexander Kerensky is appointed by the Duma as prime minister of the Provisional Government. Image: Author unknown, Public Domain courtesy of the Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alexander_Kerensky_LOC_24416.jpg">Wikimedia Commons.</a> General Kornilov inspecting Russian troops, 1 July 1917. Lavr Kornilov (1870-1918) is best known for the Kornilov Affair, an unsuccessful military coup he staged against Kerensky's Provisional Government during the 1917 Russian Revolution. He escaped from prison but was killed fighting the Bolsheviks in the Russian Civil War. Image: Author unknown, Public Domain courtesy of <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kornilov1916.jpeg">Wikimedia Commons.</a> A demonstration of workers from the Putilov plant in Petrograd (modern day St. Peterburg), Russia, during the February Revolution. The left banner reads (misspelt*) "Feed [plural imperative] the children of the defenders of the motherland"; the right banner, "Increase payments to the soldiers' families - defenders of freedom and world peace". Image: Author unknown, Public Domain courtesy of the State museum of political history of Russia via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%D0%94%D0%B5%D0%BC%D0%BE%D0%BD%D1%81%D1%82%D1%80%D0%B0%D1%86%D0%B8%D1%8F_%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%B1%D0%BE%D1%82%D0%BD%D0%B8%D1%86_%D0%9F%D1%83%D1%82%D0%B8%D0%BB%D0%BE%D0%B2%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%B3%D0%BE_%D0%B7%D0%B0%D0%B2%D0%BE%D0%B4%D0%B0_%D0%B2_%D0%BF%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%B2%D1%8B%D0%B9_%D0%B4%D0%B5%D0%BD%D1%8C_%D0%A4%D0%B5%D0%B2%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%BB%D1%8C%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%B9_%D1%80%D0%B5%D0%B2%D0%BE%D0%BB%D1%8E%D1%86%D0%B8%D0%B8_1917.jpg">Wikimedia Commons.</a> Kerensky at the front. Image: Author unknown, Public Domain courtesy of <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:K%C3%A9resnkiEnUnDiscursoALosSoldadosDelFrenteMayo1917.png">Wikimedia Commons.</a> Petrograd (Saint Petersburg), July 4, 1917. Street demonstration on Nevsky Prospekt just after troops of the Provisional Government have opened fire with machine guns. Image: Author unknown, Public Domain courtesy of <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:19170704_Riot_on_Nevsky_prosp_Petrograd.png">Wikimedia Commons.</a> March 1917. Military personnel and civilians read news-sheets published by the Duma after the Tsar’s abdication. Soldiers and Civilians receive the first reports from the Duma after the Tsar’s abdication on 2nd [15th] of March 1917. Image: Unknown photographer, <a href="http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205091210">© IWM (Q 69405).</a> Putilov workers. Image: Author unknown, Public Domain courtesy of <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Putilovtsy-1905.jpg">Wikimedia Commons.</a> Boris Kustodiev - Bolshevik (1920). Image: Picture by Boris Kustodiev, Public Domain courtesy of <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kustodiev_The_Bolshevik.jpg">Wikimedia Commons.</a> "Down with the eagle!" Cover of the 14-th issue of the collection, "The Great War in Images and Pictures." Image: Picture by I.A. Vladimirov, Public Domain courtesy of <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Down_with_the_eagle.jpeg">Wikimedia Commons.</a>