Kiev Arsenal January Uprising

Kiev Arsenal January Uprising

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This is an article about a 20th century Ukrainian uprising. January Rebellion redirects here. For a 19th century Polish uprising, see January Uprising.




Kiev Arsenal January Uprising, sometimes called simply the January Uprising or the January Rebellion (), was the Bolshevik organized worker' armed revolt that started on January 29, 1918 at the Kiev Arsenal factory during the Ukrainian-Soviet War.

The beginning

January events in Russia and Ukraine
The long anticipated Ukrainian Constituent Assembly was to be elected on January 9, 1918 where the Bolsheviks won only 10% of total votes, but the elections were suspended due to the ongoing Ukrainian-Soviet War as practically all Left-bank Ukraine was occupied by the Russian forces in charge of which was Vladimir Antonov-Ovseyenko. According to the Third declaration (Universal) the Constituent Assembly was planned to meet on January 22, but later was postponed until the end of military conflict. On January 19 the Soviet government dissolved the Russian Constituent Assembly, while just a day prior to that the government state security forces (Cheka) opened fire on a peace demonstration in support of the constituent assembly. On January 22 another peace demonstration in Moscow was dispersed by a gun fire as well.

Preceding revolutionary events
The Kievan Bolsheviks decided not to waste anymore time and were planning for a revolt to support the invading Soviet forces in the Ukrainian-Soviet military campaign. They decided to...
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