Russian Revolution

  • Women's Protest

    Women's Protest
    VideoFebruary 23, 1917 women workers in Petrograd left their factories and entered the streets to protest. It was International Women's Day and the women of Russia were ready to be heard. Estimated 90,000 women marched through the streets, shouting "Bread" and "Down With the Autocracy!" and "Stop the War!" These women were tired, hungry, and angry.They worked long hours in miserable conditions in order to feed their families because their husbands were at the front, fighting in World War 1
  • Women's Protesting shuts down city

    Women's Protesting shuts down city
    The following day more than 150,000 men and women took to the streets to protest. Soon more people joined them and by Saturday, February 25, the city of Petrograd was basically shut down, no one was working.
  • Provisional Government

    Provisional Government
    Russian Revo
    Czar Nicholas II is abdicated. The following day, Nicholas' brother, Mikhail announced his refusal to accept the throne. This was the beginning of the Provisional Government.
  • Vladimir Lenin

    Vladimir Lenin
    Peace, Land, Bread
    He provided the vision to people, in ways such as the April Theses, clearly stating his stand in many areas, and his promise to overthrow the provisional government.
    He was able to identify and address the problems the population faced, which were, starvation, war and improper distribution of land, which encompassed in his slogan ,"Bread, Land, Peace". He used this slogan to try and overthrow Tsar.
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    Revolution of 1917

  • April Thesis'

    April Thesis'
    Vladimir LeninLenin delivers his April Thesis. The Bolsheviks soon produce an educational pamphlet for workers on Political Parties in Russia and the Tasks of the Proletariat. Meanwhile, the steamer Trotsky is traveling on is stopped for inspection by the British Navy in Canada, and despite the General Amnesty and having his visa in order, he is thrown into a British prison, along with several other Socialists for their opposition to the War.
  • Civil War

    Civil War
    LinkIn June 1918, Russia broke out in civil war. It was the Whites (those against the Soviets, which included monarchists, liberals, and other socialists) against the Reds (the Bolshevik regime). The Civil War lasted over two years and was bloody, brutal, and cruel. The Reds won but at the expense of millions of people killed.
  • Secret meeting

    Secret meeting
    LinkVladimir Ilyich Lenin (leader of the Bolsheviks) believed the Russian people were ready for another revolution. Bolshevik leaders were not yet quite convinced. October 10, a secret meeting of the Bolshevik party leaders was held. Lenin used all his powers of persuasion to convince the others that it was time for an armed insurrection. Having debated through the night, a vote was taken the following morning - it was ten to two in favor of a revolution.
  • The start of the second Revolution

    The start of the second Revolution
    href='' >Link</a>In the very early hours of October 25, 1917, the revolution began. Troops loyal to the Bolsheviks took control of the telegraph, power station, strategic bridges, post office, train stations, and state bank.late that morning, Petrograd was in the hands of the Bolsheviks. All except the Winter Palace where the leaders of the Provisional Government remained. Prime Minister Alexander Kerensky successfully fled but by the following day, troops loyal to the Bolsheviks infiltrated the Winter Palace
  • Czar Nicholas II Family Executed

    Czar Nicholas II Family Executed
    Czar's Family AssasinationNicholas Romanov, the deposed czar of Russia, and his family were awakened in the middle of the night on July 16-17, 1918, and told to get dressed. They were being moved to a safe location, their Bolshevik captors said, away from the White army that was closing in on Yekaterinburg, in the southern Ural Mountains.Once all were assembled, a death sentence was read aloud, twice, and the eight executioners raised their guns.
  • Failed Assassination of Vladimir Lenin

     Failed Assassination of Vladimir Lenin
    Assassination websiteAssassination
    Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin is shot twice by Fanya Kaplan, a member of the Social Revolutionary party. Lenin was seriously wounded but survived the attack. The assassination attempt set off a wave of reprisals by the Bolsheviks against the Social Revolutionaries and other political opponents. Thousands were executed as Russia fell deeper into civil war.