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Main Entry: czar
Variant(s): also tsar or tzar \ˈzär, ˈ(t)sär\
Etymology: New Latin czar, from Russian tsar', from Old Russian tsĭsarĭ, from Gothic kaisar, from Greek or Latin; Greek, from Latin Caesar — more at caesar
1 : emperor; specifically : the ruler of Russia until the 1917 revolution
2 : one having great power or authority
— czar·dom also tsar·dom or tzar·dom \ˈzär-dəm, ˈ(t)sär-\ noun
The Russian Revolution is the collective term for the series of revolutions in Russia in 1917, which destroyed the Tsarist autocracy and led to the creation of the Soviet Union. In the first revolution of February 1917 (March in the Gregorian calendar) the Czar was deposed and replaced by a Provisional government. In the second revolution of October that year the Provisional Government was removed and replaced with a Bolshevik (Communist) government.