Information about Russia, Republic of.
The Russian Republic (Russian: Россiйская республика, translit: Rossiyskaya respublika) was a short-lived state that controlled, de jure, the territory of the former Russian Empire after the abdication of Emperor Nicholas II on 15 March (O.S. 2 March) 1917. Less than eight months later, the Republic was dissolved after the October Revolution on 7 November (O.S. 25 October) 1917 and the establishment of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (Russian SFSR). Officially, the Republic's government was the Provisional Government of Russia (Russian: Временное правительство России), although de facto control was split between the Provisional Government and the Petrograd Soviet.