Russian Revolution

  • Czar Nicholas II

    Czar Nicholas II
    Ruled from 1894 untill his resignation in 1917. helped russia go from a great power to an economic and military power.

    The First Congress of the Russian Socialist Democratic Labour Party meets, an attempt to unite small Russian socialist groups
  • The Spark

    The Spark
    Socialist Revolutionary parties form, reflecting the aims of the Narodniki and the methods of the Narodnaya volya; Lenin is amongst a group that publishes Iskra (The Spark).
  • Russo-Japanese war

    Russo-Japanese war
    The war between russia and Japan begins.
  • Striking in St. Petersburg

    Striking in St. Petersburg
    120,000 workers strike in St. Petersburg; government warns against any organised marches.
  • Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday
    Bloody Sunday. 150,000 striking workers and their families march through St. Petersburg to deliver a protest to the Tsar, but are shot and ridden down on multiple occasions by the army.
  • Uprising

    Vladivostok experiences an armed uprising.
  • Duma

    Fundamental Laws of the Empire published, including the creation of the State Duma and State Council; the former is composed of 500 delegates drawn from every Russian region and class. The Laws are cleverly written to meet the October Promises, but not demolish the Tsar's power.
  • WWI

    Germany declares war on Russia, causing a brief sense of patriotic union amongst the Russian nation and a downturn in striking.
  • Bloody Sunday II

    Bloody Sunday II
    140,000 strike in Petrograd to commemorate Bloody Sunday; strikes in other cities.
  • Overthrowing of the Tsar

    Overthrowing of the Tsar
    The Workers Group calls for a strike on February 14 (date of Duma's next recall) to demand overthrow of Tsar and creation of provisional government.
  • Decleration of the Peoples of Russia

    Decleration of the Peoples of Russia
    : The Declaration of the Rights of the Peoples of Russia is issued
  • Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

    Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
    The 4th Congress of Soviets agrees to the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, but the Left SR's leave the Sovnarkom in protest; the highest organ of government is now entirely Bolshevik.