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The February Revolution: the end of the Russian Empire

100 years ago, following the events in Saint Petersburg in March 1917, the Romanov dynasty was brought to an end

The February Revolution was the first of two Russian revolutions in 1917. On March 15, Russian tsar Nicholas II abdicated, handing the throne to Grand Duke Mikhail who later declined it. The result of these events was the end of the Romanov dynasty and the end of the Russian Empire.