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  • Revolution of 1905 and the October Manifesto

    Revolution of 1905 and the October Manifesto
    The Revolution of 1905, or the “First Russian Revolution,” rose because Tsar’s ineffective leadership during the Russo-Japanese War, where Russian troops lacked modern weapons, and the tragedy of Bloody Sunday, which resulted in the slaughter of innocents at the hands of Tsarist soldiers. In October 1905, Tsar Nicholas II introduced the October Manifesto, in hopes of ending the revolution.
  • Beginning of WWI

    Beginning of WWI
    The photo chosen is a newspaper clipping of an article regarding the possibility of WWI. The image displays a photo of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, predicting their assassination will result in war.
  • Tzar Nicholas II takes sole control of military operations

    Tzar Nicholas II takes sole control of military operations
    The picture shows Nicholas II leading his men.
  • Brusilov Offensive

    Brusilov Offensive
    After losing a significant amount of land to the Central Powers in 1915, Russian General, Alexei Brusilov, began planning the “Brusilov Offensive.” The Brusilov Offensive took place from June 4, 1916, when Russian arms brutally attacked German soldiers, to August 10, 1916, when it ended with Russian forces claimed the Carpathian Mountains. The picture chosen is of blocks falling, because it represents how one action lead to an event that killed millions.
  • Assassination of Rasputin

    Assassination of Rasputin
    Before Rasputin’s assassination on December 30, 1916, he had great influence over Tsar Nicholas II’s wife, Tsarina Alexandra, which he gained from saving their son. Tsarina Alexandra neglected the needs of Russians, which Rasputin was also held accountable for through their relationship. This photo is representative of the control that Rasputin has on Tsarina Alexandra and Tsar Nicholas II.
  • International Women's Day March in Petrograd

    International Women's Day March in Petrograd
    The anger from Tsarina Alexandra’s policies festered into the International Women’s Day March in Petrograd, where thousands of working women demanded an end to food shortages and the Tsar’s regime. They stomped through the streets, shouting “Bread and Peace,” in hopes of ensuring their stability. The Hunger Games "Mockingjay” symbol represents a fight to end starvation in poor areas and how one act of rebellion started the revolution.
  • Nicholas II abdicates

    Nicholas II abdicates
    The picture is of someone being forced to leave. Tsar Nicholas II was pressured to abdicate.
  • Formation of the Provisional Government

    Formation of the Provisional Government
    The photo chosen displays the members of the Provisional Government, which was initially led by Prince Georgy Lvov before being taken over by Alexander Kerensky
  • April theses published

    April theses published
    The picture is of events that occured during the publishing of the April theses, Lenin announcing the theses.
  • Return of Lenin

    Return of Lenin
    In the early 1900s, Vladimir Lenin was exiled to Germany, due to his status as an outspoken, pro-socialism leader. After years in Germany, where he continued to push his ideologies, German soldiers aided in sending Lenin back to Russia on April 16, 1917, on a sealed train, in hopes that he would take charge of the Bolsheviks and end Russia’s part in WW1. This picture is representative of Germany's part in Lenin's return.
  • first All-Russian Congress of Soviets meets

    first All-Russian Congress of Soviets meets
    The picture is of people having a meeting. The event is of the congress meeting.
  • July Days

    July Days
    As the July Days were a series of protests against the Provisional Government, the photo chosen depicts the chaos that broke out in the city of Petrograd (where the protests were focused)
  • Trotsky organizes Red Guard to defend Petrograd

    Trotsky organizes Red Guard to defend Petrograd
    The image shows Trotsky with the red army, organizing them to fight in order to defend Petrograd.
  • Kornilov Affair

    Kornilov Affair
    The image is of Kornilov. He was the main leader in the Kornilov Affair.
  • Bolsheviks Overthrow the Provisional Government and Take Control

    Bolsheviks Overthrow the Provisional Government and Take Control
    This image depicts Lenin, the leader of the Bolshevik party, in a group of people. His physical position of being above the others represents his power over, which relates to the power he gained over Russia once the Bolsheviks overthrew the previous Provisional Government
  • Cheka formed

    Cheka formed
    The image is an example of a badge worn by members of the Cheka.
  • Wartime communism introduced

    Wartime communism introduced
    The image is of food rationing. This was a major part of war communism, the government took control of the factories and food production. The food rations became more important than money.
  • Constituent Assembly meets and is disbanded

    Constituent Assembly meets and is disbanded
    The image shows people leaving. After the one meeting the assembly was disbanded. The image shows how people left the assembly.
  • Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

    Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
    The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk was between Russia and the Central Powers. Through this treaty, Russia agreed to end their participation in WW1, give land back to Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Turkey, as well as recognize the independence of Ukraine, Georgia, and Finland. The symbol chose for this is a photo of Vladimir Putin, a Russian leader who is trying to take control of Ukraine, which goes against the terms in the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk.
  • Red Terror

    Red Terror
    The Red Terror was a campaign led by the Bolsheviks in order to inflict terror and violence on Russian citizens. The selected image displays a large red devil sitting over a pile of skulls; the devil figure represents the Red Terror and the fear it brought upon Russia while it's victims who were killed are represented by the skulls
  • Kolchak (one of the White leaders) begins serious attacks against Reds from Siberia

    Kolchak (one of the White leaders) begins serious attacks against Reds from Siberia
    The image is of Kolchak, one of the main people involved in the event.
  • Poles Move Towards Kiev

    Poles Move Towards Kiev
    The image chosen displays Poles approaching Kiev, aiming to seize Russian territory
  • Soviets Attempt to take Warsaw

    Soviets Attempt to take Warsaw
    The image chosen displays, on a map, how the Red Army attacked Warsaw as well as were Polish soldiers were stationed
  • Tambov Rebellion

    Tambov Rebellion
    The Tambov Rebellion was the largest peasant uprising in Russia. Farmers were angry with the Bolsheviks, specifically over their confiscation of grain (pictured). This rebellion led to the peasants being known as "The Blue Army" with 50,000 soldiers.
  • Ending of Wartime Communism

    Ending of Wartime Communism
    The selected image visually displays the differences between the previous practice of war communism and the newly established economic policy
  • Kronstadt Rebellion

    Kronstadt Rebellion
    The Kronstadt Rebellion, led by Stepan Petrichenko (pictured), involved Soviet sailors and civilians expressing their anger towards War Communism in Russia against the Bolsheviks. They were angry that their families were forced to ration and starve and this led to the implementation of the NEP.
  • Treaty of Rapallo

    Treaty of Rapallo
    The Treaty of Rapallo opened diplomatic relations between the German Republic and Soviet Russia. Additionally, the treaty allowed German troops to train with heavy firearms, going against the terms of the Treaty of Versailles. The photo of France is representative of how this goes against the treatment they envisioned for Germany, in isolation and away from weapons.
  • Ukraine Brought Under the Soviet Union

    Ukraine Brought Under the Soviet Union
    In 1922, Ukraine became one of the first members of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; the image displays which territories later made up the Soviet Union
  • Formation of Soviet Union

    Formation of Soviet Union
    The image selected displays the nations and territories that belonged to the Soviet Union
  • Death of Lenin

    Death of Lenin
    In 1924, Lenin died of unrelated medical issues. His rule was followed by Joseph Stalin (pictured), who declared himself Lenin's successor of the Communist Party and Soviet Union.