Russian Revolution

  • Decembrist Revolt

    Decembrist Revolt
    -A group of military leaders lead an organized revolt against tsar Nicholas I
    -These rebels were liberals who felt threatened by the tsar's conservative views
    -Nicholas I defeated the rebels and as a result a variety of new regulations were implemented to prevent the spread of liberal views.
  • Emancipation of the Serfs

    Emancipation of the Serfs
    -Emancipation of the serfs on private states and household serfs
    -More than 23 million people recieved their liberty and were given the full rights of citizenship
    -Emancipation Manifesto was signed by Tsar Alexander II
  • Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday
    -Unarmed, peaceful demonstrators were gunned down by the Imperial Gaurd for protesting against Tsar Nicholas the II
    -More than 300,000 people were led and organized by Father Gapon
    -Approximately 1,000 people died and the event led to an increanse in revolutionary activities and brought on the Revolution of 1905
  • Revolution of 1905

    Revolution of 1905
    -Wave of political and social unrest that spread throughout the Russian Empire (sparked by Bloody Sunday)
    -Terroism, worker strikes, peasant unrest, and military mutinies were lead against the government
    -Led to the establishment of limited constitutional monarchy, the State Duma of the Russian Empire, the multi-party system, and the Russian Constitution of 1906
  • Russia Enters WWI

    Russia Enters WWI
    -Russia first entered World War I after their ally, Serbia, was invaded by Austria-Hungary
    -Russian forces successfully fought Austria-Hungary forces but were pushed back by the germans
    -The Russian empire collapsed and left the war after the October Revolution, where tsar Nicholas II was abdicated and executed
  • Rasputin Murdered

    Rasputin Murdered
    -Rasputin was the personal physichian and healer to the Romanov family
    -This caused unrest with the diplomats at the time because he advised the tsarina.
    -Rasputin was murdered by rince Felix Yusupov, Grand Duke Dmitry Pavlovich, Vladimir Purishkevich, Lieutenant Sukhotin and Dr. Lazavert
  • March Revolution

    March Revolution
    -Caused by Russian military failures during WWI, dissatisfaction with the way Tsarina Aleksandra running of the country, and the economic challenges faced in war
    -As a result tsar Nicholas II was abdicated and an end was brought to the Romanov dynasty
    -The Tsar was replaced by a Russian Provisional Government under Prince Georgy Lvov
  • Tsar Nicholas II Abdicates

    Tsar Nicholas II Abdicates
    -Tsar Nicholas' policies led to great unrest in Russia
    -Duma formed a Provisional Government in an attempt to restore order, but later decided he needed to abdicate
    -Nicholas did so peacefully, but was later murdered by the Bolsheviks
  • Bolshevik Revolution

    Bolshevik Revolution
    -Caused by the resentment of the cruel treatment of peasants, poor working conditions, and growing political and social awareness
    -Vladimir Lenin lead his party, the Bolsheviks, to power against the Tsar Nicholas the II
    -Civil war broke out, and the communists (Lenin) were victorious. The USSR was established, and was taken over by Stalin after Lenin's death
  • Murder of the Romanovs

    Murder of the Romanovs
    -Nicholas was very much considered the ligitimate tsar of Russia because he was appointed by God
    -However when the city of Ekaterinburg was threatened by Nicholas' supporters the bolsheviks decided the need for an execution
    -Yurovsky was in charge of the murders.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    -Ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied powers
    -Russia was excluded from the negotiations, and Germany recieved a portion of Russia's land and resources
    -Because of this gain, Germany's economy was restored to it's prewar state
  • Stalin Takes Power / Death of Trotsky

    Stalin Takes Power / Death of Trotsky
    -After Lenin's death in 1924 Stalin rose to power over the communist party
    -This was succession was unexpected (Trotsky was Lenin's second in command)
    -Stalin exiled Trotsky to Mexico, and orderded his assassination in 1940
  • Lenin Dies / USSR Formed

    Lenin Dies / USSR Formed
    -Lenin died of heart attack in his home in 1924
    -Stalin took control in Lenin's place over Trotsky
    -The formation of the USSR officially took place on December 30, 1922