Russia: 1900 to 1924

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  • RSDLP split into 2 factions

    The RSDLP split into two factions, the Bolsheviks led by Vladimir Lenin, and the less radical Mensheviks.
  • Bloody Sunday

    Unarmed demonstrators marched to present a petition to Tsar Nicholas II. They were fired upon by soldiers of his Imperial Guard, as they approached the city center and the Winter Palace.
  • First soviet formed in Ivanovo-Voznesensk

    The first soviet was formed during a textile strike in Ivanovo-Voznesensk
  • Treaty of Portsmouth signed

    The Treaty of Portsmouth was signed, giving Japan some Russian property and territory, ending the Russo-Japanese war.
  • October Manifesto signed

    Tsar Nicholas II signed the October Manifesto, establishing and the first State Duma of the Russian Empire, and giving it some power.
  • Duma called

    The first meeting of the Russian Duma was called.
  • Fudamental Laws Issued

    The Fundamental Laws were issued, giving autocratic supremicy back to the Tsar.
  • Duma Dissolved

    First Duma was dissolved.
  • 2nd Duma Called

    The Second Duma began. The Constitutional Democratic Party (Kadets) dropped seats, benefiting the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party (RSDLP), and the Socialist-Revolutionary Party.
  • 2nd Duma Dissolved

    2nd Duma was dissolved.
  • Electoral Law Changed

    Tsar Nicholas II changed the electoral law to increase the value of votes for those of higher classes (landowners etc.)
  • 3rd Duma Called

    Russia called its 3rd Duma
  • 3rd Duma Dissolved

    3rd Duma was dissolved.
  • 4th Duma Called

    The 4th Duma was called in Russia
  • Start of WWI

    Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by Gavrilo Princip.
  • Grigori Rasputin Death

    Grigori Rasputin was murdered
  • Tsar Advicated

    Tsar Nicholas II abdicated, leaving the 4th Duma to set up a provisinal government.
  • February Revolution

    The February Revolution started, with a strike at the Putilov Plant in Petrograd.
  • Leaders released

    Bolshevik leaders where released from prison, under growing pressure.
  • November Revolution

    Start of the November Revolution, where political leaders where arrested.
  • Death of Lenin

    Vladimir Lenin died.