Russian Provisional Government
The Russian Provisional Government (Russian: Временное правительство России, tr. Vremennoye pravitel'stvo Rossii) was a provisional government of Russia created after the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II of the Russian Empire on 2 March [15 March, New Style] 1917. The purpose of the provisional government was the creation of elections to the Russian Constituent Assembly and its convention.
|Russian Provisional Government|
9th Cabinet of Russia
|Date formed||2 March [15 March, N.S.] 1917|
|Date dissolved||October [November, N.S] 1917|
|People and organisations|
|Head of state||Alexis II (unproclaimed)|
Michael II (conditionally)
|Head of government||Georgy Lvov|
|Member parties||Progressive Bloc|
|Status in legislature||Coalition|
|Opposition cabinet||Executive Committee|
of Petrograd Soviet
|Opposition leader||Nikolay Chkheidze|
|Outgoing formation||Kerensky I|
The government lasted only eight months and caused a "disorganized army".
- Manifest of abdication (in Russian)
- "Announcement of the First Provisional Government, 13 March 1917". FirstWorldWar.com. 2002-12-29. Retrieved 2007-12-12.
- Harold Whitmore Williams (1919) The Spirit of the Russian Revolution, p. 14, 15. Russian Liberation Committee, no. 9, 173 Fleet Street. London