Kiev Arsenal January Uprising (Ukrainian: Січневе повстання Sichneve povstannya), sometimes called simply the January Uprising or the January Rebellion, was the Bolshevik organized workers' armed revolt that started on January 29, 1918 at the Kiev Arsenal factory during the Ukrainian-Soviet War. The goal of the uprising was to sabotage the ongoing elections to the Ukrainian Constituent Assembly and to support the advancing Russian Army.
... To commemorate the event, the historic defensive wall of the Arsenal factory bearing the traces of shelling was preserved by Soviet authorities on the city's Moscow Street ... nearby street named to the event during the Soviet times carried this name (January Uprising Street) until 2007 ... The uprising is the subject of a classic film entitled Arsenal (1928) by Ukrainian director Alexander Dovzhenko ...
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