Kerensky in Hindsight

Alexander Kerensky, the last Russian premier before the Bolsheviks took power, decided to continue the war with Germany. He and his country would pay the price.

Kerensky in his government office, June 1917. (Alamy)

‘Which Russian revolutionary leader is buried in Putney?’ It is a good question for a pub quiz. The head of Russia’s Provisional Government, Alexander Kerensky, was buried near Wimbledon Common in 1970. The 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution offers an opportunity to revisit this figure whose impact, though fleeting, was of major importance.

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