Communist Red Revolution’s anniversary

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In some parts of the former Soviet Union — places such as Moscow, Crimea, Kyrgyzstan and Belarus — the streets were colored red as people celebrated the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution. At one time November 7 (using the Gregorian calendar) was a national holiday, the leaders of the Communist uprising revered and venerated, military might marched and rolled past the Kremlin with jets and helicopters roaring overhead. Today, however, it is mostly remembrance to a time past.

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