Events Leading up to the Russian Revolution

  • The Great Northern War

    The Great Northern War
    The Great Northern War lasted for about twenty-one years; a conflict between Russia’s neighboring states. Peter the Great was the Russian czar at the time. He had his army establish a tight unit on the coast of the Baltic Sea, in which Sweden was trying to invade. Peter the Great made Russia’s army much stronger, and more moderate.
  • The Decembrist Revolt

    The Decembrist Revolt
    This event took place in St. Petersburg. Leaders of the Russian army took a small group of liberals to fight against the czar's (Nicholas l) position on the throne. Those who went against Nicholas 1 were stopped by his forces. Those whom got caught were sent to Siberia, or hanged. In effect Nicholas l set up tighter, and stronger security forces.
  • Czar Alexander ll Emancipates the Serfs

    Czar Alexander ll Emancipates the Serfs
    Alexander 11 emancipated the serfs after the Crimean War. This is when Alexander ll let all serfs free, of such a brutal life they were all living. A law was passed to let all serfs free, and not to be kept as peasants anymore. Alexander ll thought it was wrong of how much punishment and torture each serf was receiving daily, so he had to put an end to it.
  • The Assassination of Alexander ll

    The Assassination of Alexander ll
    Although Alexander 11 was the one czar to liberalize and modernize Russia, people still thought the need that it wasn’t good enough. Russians were getting frustrated of the pace Alexander ll took to accomplish things. They wanted to get rid of Alexander ll and establish socialism in Russia. Radical groups turned into terrorists and assassinated their czar, Alexander ll.
  • The Russo-Japanese War

    The Russo-Japanese War
    This was a war between Russia and Japan. However, Japan made the first attack on Port Arthur. This war was mainly about the ownership of Korea and Manchurta. In effect of this Russia defeated Japan, and Russia increased economic hardships.
  • The Revolution of, 1905

    The Revolution of, 1905
    The revolution of, 1905, was an event taken place on the same day after Bloody Sunday. Strikes and peace broke out in major cities of Russia. Many declared for a better change in their government. Peasant’s brunt down landowner’s houses, and riots were spreading constantly. More and more discusses came to hand about all of whom were being threatened, or of whom needed a change.
  • Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday
    A young priest, by the name of Georgi Gapon took a number of people on a peaceful march to the czar’s palace in St. Petersburg. The priest would plead to the czar for better working conditions, and some political freedom. When Georgi thought it was going to be a peaceful march, it turned into a disaster. As the group of me, women, and children approached the palace, hundreds of shots were fired from the guns that lied in the soldiers hands.
  • World War 1(Russian Involvement)

    World War 1(Russian Involvement)
    In World War l, Russia and Serbia battled against Germany, Austria, and the Ottoman Empire. Russia has the largest army in this war, although a good amount of their soldiers lacked weapons, resulting to loss of power. In effect of this war by the time of the Russian Revolution (1917), Russia dropped out of the war. Leaving two more years of war for other countries to fight, and gain power.
  • Czar Nicholas ll Abdicates the Russian Throne

    Czar Nicholas ll Abdicates the Russian Throne
    It was during the February revolution when the czar of Russia was forced to abdicate the throne, replaced by a provincial government. After a number of years ruling, Nicholas abdicated the throne. The reason why is because he was being threatened, and just wasn’t prepared for the situations. Once Nicholas left and rejoined with his family, months later they were all assassinated and buried, in hope nobody would find them.
  • The March Revolution

    The March Revolution
    This revolution was unplanned, and many people came to protest against the war, and the shortage of food they were receiving. Soldiers were sent out to calm the crowds, but as riots grew bigger, soldier’s protested to not fire against the large crowds. After a week of these riots, Czar Nicholas ll abdicated the throne.