Russian Constituent Assembly
The All Russian Constituent Assembly (Всероссийское Учредительное собрание, Vserossiiskoe Uchreditelnoe sobranie) was a constitutional body convened in Russia after the October Revolution of 1917. It is generally recognized as the first democratically elected legislative body of any kind in Russian history. It met for 13 hours, from 4 p.m. to 5 a.m., 18–19 January 1918, whereupon it was dissolved by the Bolshevik-Left SR coalition government—an action that is generally reckoned as marking the onset of the Bolshevik dictatorship.
Read more about Russian Constituent Assembly: Origins, Election Results (November 12/25, 1917), Between The Election and The Convocation of The Assembly (November 1917-January 1918), Meeting in Petrograd (January 5–6/18–19, 1918), Public Reaction To Closure, Between Petrograd and Samara (January–June 1918), Samara Committee (June–September 1918), Final Collapse, Historical Disputes
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