The Russian Revolution Hour 6 By jbrylski Period: Apr 19, 1903 to Dec 1, 1922 The Russian Revolution Apr 21, 1903 Marxist Revolutionaries Split Lenin leads the radical Bolsheviks and has to flee Russia to Europe to avoid arrest. Will he return? Feb 1, 1904 Russo Japanese War Japan retaliation, defeat for Russia, Japan takes Korea, and parts of China. Jan 22, 1905 bloody sunday hundreds of workers and families shot May 1, 1906 Rule of the Duma Russia's first parliament meets today. Aug 1, 1914 Russia Enters World War I Unprepared with poorly equipped troops. Defeated by the Germans. 4 million dead or wounded in the first year. Dec 31, 1916 Rasputin "The Mad Monk from Siberia" Rasputin influences the Czarina; becomes a problem for Russia; plot is launched to kill him. Will his prophecy come true. Mar 1, 1917 Citywide strike in Petrograd Women textile workers led strike. Nicholas loses control of army and steps down because army turned against him. Nov 1, 1917 Factory Workers Storm Winter Palace Calling themselves the Bolshevik Red Guards, the factory workers took over government offices and arrested the leaders of the provisional government. Mar 1, 1918 Treaty of Brest-Litovsk Russia and Germany signed treaty of brest-litovsk. Russia surrendered large part of territory to Germany and allies. Jul 17, 1918 The execution of the Romanovs Death to the Romanovs The Czar and his family are put under house arrest; Lenin eventually orders their execution to help in the fight against the Whites. Oct 1, 1920 End of civil war 14 million died, flu and famine spread, state-controlled society was formed. REDS WIN Mar 1, 1921 Better economy, Better Life. Formation of NEP Lenin creates new economic plan based off capitalism that allows farmers to sell their products rather than giving them to the government. Dec 1, 1922 The Ruthless Climb Joesph Stalin worked behind the scenes to move his supporters into positions of power. Lenin suffers a stroke.