American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Kerensky, Aleksandr Feodorovich 1881-1970. Russian revolutionary who was appointed the head of government (July 1917) after the abdication of Nicholas II but was overthrown by the Bolsheviks (October 1917) for his moderate policies.
- n. Russian revolutionary who was head of state after Nicholas II abdicated but was overthrown by the Bolsheviks (1881-1970)
“Still — Kerensky is playful, ministers in the Winter Palace claimed that he kept them awake all hours of the night, singing grand opera airs ....”
“Still – Kerensky is playful, ministers in the Winter Palace claimed that he kept them awake all hours of the night, singing grand opera airs ....”
“Russian politicians here claim that Kerensky is now for intervention by the Japanese, and his secretary in London contradicts all this.”
“And yet here are the facts: Kerensky is spokesman for the defunct Provisional Government; he is discredited; he has no power in Russia.”
“The execution of Lenine's brother is said to have been one of the greatest influences in Kerensky's life.”
“Toward the end of September what may be termed the Kerensky régime entered upon its last phase.”
“Speaking of May Day: Alexander Feodorovitch Kerensky will not stay put.”
“In his book The Catastrophe, his first-hand account of the events of 1917, Alexander Kerensky, one of the leaders of the February revolution, who was later forced into exile, writes: "We have seen other tyrants bathing in blood, tyrants more revolting because they come from the people.”
“Founded in 1724 by Peter the Great, it had educated both sides of the October Revolution—Kerensky and Lenin—as well as numerous writers and artists, including the poets Gumilyov and Blok, the composer Stravinsky, and the ballet director and impresario Diaghilev.”
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