Kanishchev V. V., Baranova E. V., Zhukov D. S.Abstract
The article presents the results of the quantification analysis of urban riots (pogroms) of 1917—1918. The objects of the study are cities of the Russian Empire (Republic) located on the territory of modern Russia. The initial data was obtained through the content analysis of published and archival sources. The authors examined more than 600 events. The results of the study are the main quantitative parameters of the rebel movement: action forms, the composition of participants, requirements, etc. The largest number of events occurred in the Volga region (22 %), Petrograd (17 %), Moscow (13 %) and the Central Industrial District (12 %). The most active rebel groups were commoners (participated in 52 % of the events), soldiers (45 % of the events) and industrial workers (11 %). The most widespread form of urban riots (pogroms) was lynching and other forms of spontaneous violence against individuals (53 %). Rebels most often put forward the following demands: the distribution of bread (36 %), anarchist demands (27 %), dissatisfaction with individuals (23 %), the struggle against tsarism (14 %) and the bourgeoisie (13 %).