Russian Revolution

  • Decembrist Revolt

    Decembrist Revolt
    Protest made up of small groups of nobles and army officers tried to overthrow czar's government but Czar Nicholas I crushed the uprising.
  • Emancipation of the serfs

    Emancipation of the serfs
    Emancipating the serfs in 1861 was an extraordinarily key event which catapulted Russia into the 20th century. At the time Alexander II obtained the position of Tsar, during the Crimean war conflict in 1855, fifty million of the sixty million legal occupants of Russia were serfs. Inhumane treatment, rape and torture topped the long list of how serfs were treated daily. If the previous list did not cure the serf of his rebellion, he was to be enlisted into the military, where far worse treatment
  • Revolution of 1905

    Revolution of 1905
    The 1905 Russian Revolution was sparked off by a peaceful protest held on January 22nd. This protest may well have been the turning point in the relationship the tsar, Nicholas II, enjoyed with his people. Led by a Russian Orthodox priest, Father Gapon, 150,000 people took to the cold and snow covered streets of St Petersburg to protest about their lifestyle. They were not intent on making any form of political protest in the sense of calling for the overthrow of the government or royal family.
  • Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday
    Bloody Sunday was a massacre on January 22 [O.S. January 9] 1905 in St. Petersburg, Russia, where unarmed, peaceful demonstrators marching to present a petition to Tsar Nicholas II were gunned down by the Imperial Guard. Bloody Sunday was an event with grave consequences for the Tsarist regime, as the disregard for ordinary people shown by the massacre undermined support for the state.
  • Russia Enters WWI

    Russia Enters WWI
    Serbia and Russia were allies. Austria declared war on Serbia and Germany declared war on Russia for mobilizing.
  • Rasputin Murdered

    Rasputin Murdered
    Prince Felix Yusupov, Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich, and Vladimir Purishkevich murdered him.They gave him poison, shot him, and threw him in a river. His cause of death was drowning. It was also said that he sat up at his funeral.
  • March Revolution

    March Revolution
    soldiers joined protesters in riots and strikes throughout Russia over war and shortage of food. They overthrew czarist officials.
  • Tsar Nicholas II Abdicates

    Tsar Nicholas II Abdicates
    One week after riots began, Nicholas II gave up the throne, he had little authority, and Duma set up Provisional Government.
  • Bolshevik Revolution

    Bolshevik Revolution
    The Bolshevik Revolution in Russia in 1917 was initiated by millions of people who would change the history of the world as we know it. When Czar Nicholas II dragged 11 million peasants into World War I, the Russian people became discouraged with their injuries and the loss of life they sustained. The country of Russia was in ruins, ripe for revolution.
  • Murder of the Romanovs

    Murder of the Romanovs
    the Bolsheviks were against the family and placed them under house arrest. Then Vladimir Lenin and Yakov Sverdlov ordered the execution of the family.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    The Treaty of Versailles was the peace settlement signed after World War One had ended in 1918 and in the shadow of the Russian Revolution and other events in Russia. The treaty was signed at the vast Versailles Palace near Paris - hence its title - between Germany and the Allies. The three most important politicians there were David Lloyd George, Georges Clemenceau and Woodrow Wilson. The Versailles Palace was considered the most appropriate venue simply because of its size - many hundreds of p
  • Lenin Dies / USSR formed

    Lenin Dies / USSR formed
    Lenin died of a stroke at his home and Stalin rose to power instead of Trotsky. The USSR formed in December 30, 1922
  • Stalin takes power / Death of Trotsky

    Stalin takes power / Death of Trotsky
    When Lenin died, Stalin and Trotsky struggled for power. Stalin had Trotsky exiled and later Trotsky was murderd in Mexico in 1940