In june 1917 kerensky ordered a disastrous offensive against the austrians and germans in galicia poor leadership, a lack of supplies and poor morale all played havoc with the assault, which would eventually produce more than 400,000 russian casualties. Civil war broke out in russia in late 1917 after the bolshevik revolution the warring factions included the red and white armies the warring factions included the red and white armies the red army fought for the lenin’s bolshevik government.
The kerensky offensive (russian: наступление керенского), also commonly known as the july offensive (russian: июльское наступление) or galician offensive, was the last russian offensive in world war i it took place in july 1917. Kerensky, minister of justice for the russian provisional government which had replaced the romanov dynasty, assumed the additional responsibility of minister of war in may 1917. Against this background, the war minister (later prime minister) kerensky of the provisional government hoped to strengthen russia's hand with a new russian offensive on the eastern front in june. Between the fall of nicholas ii in march 1917 and the rise of vladimir lenin in october, russia’s most significant national leader was alexander kerensky during the eight months of the provisional government kerensky held three important portfolios: justice, war and the prime ministership a.
History early life and activism kerensky was born in simbirsk, from a mixed background his mother, named nadezhda adler, was from austria while his father was fyodor kerensky was a teacher and later headmaster in simbirsk kerensky graduated with a degree in law from the st petersburg university in 1904. The kerensky offensive (russian: наступление керенского), also commonly known as the july offensive (russian: июльское наступление) or galician offensive, was the last russian offensive in world war i it took place in july 1917 it was decided by alexander kerensky, minister of war in the russian provisional government, and led by general brusilov.
Kerensky, minister of justice for the russian provisional government which had replaced the romanov dynasty, assumed the additional responsibility of minister of war in may 1917 to understand the scope of his new role, the minister set off for the war zone to review the troops and assess their potential for continuing the war. - the provisional government of russia announces it will stay in the war a large offensive for the eastern front is then planned by alexander kerensky, the new minister of war a large offensive for the eastern front is then planned by alexander kerensky, the new minister of war. Kerensky studied law at st petersburg university at this moment in history, university students were considered to be a radical body, probably because they could see the ills in russia’s society – and they certainly could not defend them from 1912 to 1917, kerensky was a member of the duma where he stood as a democratic socialist. Alexander kerensky led, for part of its short life, the provisional government kerensky belonged to the socialist revolutionaries , the petrograd soviet and was a member of the duma he was therefore seen as a solid representative of the working class and in july 1917 became the prime minister of the provisional government.
Aleksandr kerensky, 1917 george grantham bain collection/library of congress, washington, dc (lc-dig-ggbain-24416) in may, when a public uproar over the announcement of russia’s war aims (which kerensky had approved) forced several ministers to resign, kerensky was transferred to the posts of minister of war and of the navy and became the dominant personality in the new government. The russian revolution of 1917 comprises two revolutions february revolution - march 8–12 (february 23–27, old style ) the revolution started when unrest emerged because of food shortages and russian's poor performance in world war i.
On october 12, 1921 the republic of russia was proclaimed and kerensky became its first president president of russia after the victory in the civil war, kerensky had to face the east karelian national revolt, that threatened to escalate into a full-scale war with finland thanks to german mediation, the treaty of tartu was signed between russia and finland, giving to finland the region of petsamo but proclaiming east karelia an indivisible part of the newborn russian federation. Aleksandr fyodorovich kerensky, assumed a hallowed place in soviet and russian history (cambridge university press, 1997) and the russian revolution and civil war, 1917 - 1921: an.
Alexander fyodorovich kerensky was a russian lawyer and revolutionary who was a key political figure in the russian revolution of 1917 after the february revolution of 1917 he joined the newly formed russian provisional government, first as minister of justice, then as minister of war, and after july as the government's second minister-chairman a leader of the moderate-socialist trudoviks faction of the socialist revolutionary party, he was also vice-chairman of the powerful petrograd soviet.