Bolshevism has conquered … it was all very simple. The Provisional Government and the first All-Russian Soviet were overthrown as easily as was the Czarist regime. Through their Military Committees of Revolution the Bolsheviki got control of the regiments. Through the Petrograd Workers’ Soviet they became masters of the working classes. These soldiers and Petrograd workmen commandeered all automobiles in the street, occupied the Winter Palace, Petropavlovskaia Fortress, the railway stations, the telephones, and the posts. To destroy the old government and to establish the new required only a bare 24 hours.
. banknote nicknames reflect their values (such as five, twenty, etc.), the subjects depicted on them and their color. The $5 bill has been referred to as a "fin" or a "fiver" or a "five-spot"; the $10 bill as a " sawbuck ", a "ten-spot", or a "Hamilton"; the $20 bill as a "Jackson", or a "dub"; the $1 bill is sometimes called a "single" or a "buck" or an "ace." The dollar has also been referred to as a "bone" or "bones" (., twenty bones is equal to $20) or a "bean". Among horse-race gamblers, the $50 bill is called a "frog" and is considered unlucky. The $100 bill is occasionally "C-note" (C being the Roman numeral for 100, from the Latin word centum ) or "century note"; it can also be referred to as a "Benjamin" (after Benjamin Franklin , who is pictured on the note), or a "yard", $300 being "3 yards". The $50 bill is also referred to by some as "half a yard". The $2 bill is sometimes referred to as a deuce.