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MAP LOCATION OF PULKOVO, SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA
MAP LOCATION OF PULKOVO, SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA


Battle of Pulkovo — November 13, 1917

The Battle of Pulkovo is also called the Battle of Pulkovo Heights. Sometimes, this battle is also called the Battle for Petrograd, or the Battle for St Petersburg.


The Old Style date of the battle is October 31, 1917.

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The Battle of Pulkovo was part of the Russian Civil War.

 

WHERE IS PULKOVO LOCATED?

The Pulkovo Heights are a group of hills located 11 miles, or 18 kilometers, south of Saint Petersburg.

In 1917, by the way, today's Saint Petersburg was called Petrograd. See more under Saint Petersburg.

You can find Pulkovo on the Google map at the top of this article.

 

WHO FOUGHT THE BATTLE OF PULKOVO?

Bolshevik revolutionaries
all in all approx. 10,000 men (and women)

against

forces who were loyal to the former Provisional Government



WHY WAS THE BATTLE OF PULKOVO FOUGHT?

It was Kerensky's and Krasnov's counter-attack, the Whites' response to the Bolshevik Revolution. Their objective was to retake Petrograd.

 

WHO WON THE BATTLE OF PULKOVO?

Bolshevik victory. Defeat of the counter-attack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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