Russian Revolution

  • Decembrist Revolt

    This event took place in St. Petersburg when a group of military leaders planned a revolt against Tsar Nicholas I.This set the stage for more revolts in Russia. This revolt caused the tsar to become even more conservative with his laws. He feared liberal revolts after this first revolt in December 1825.
  • Emancipation of the Serfs

    The emancipation of the serfs was an event that releived the terriblelives of the serfs. They made up 5/6 of the population, yet they were tortured and treated poorly. They were freed after the Crimean war. They didn't make a great impact on he economy immediatey, but they did over a period of time.
  • Revolution of 1905

    In December of 1904, a stike occurred at the Putilov plant. This was the start of the 1905 revolution. Bloody Sunday also a part of the 1905 revolution.
  • Bloody Sunday

    This is an event that started with peaceful protest and ended in unnecessary violence. Protestors were marching to present and petition to Tsar Nicholas II and they were shot by the Imperial Guard. Sources say there were about 1000 wounded or dead. This had a painful and sad effect on the Tsar, citizens, and people around the world.
  • Russia Enters WWI

    Russia entered WWI with the largest army in the world. It was composed to 1,400,000 members and grew to 5,000,000 by the end; and it was thought to be indestructible. This power created a strong Russian morale for the war.
  • Rasputin Murdered

    Rasputin was a peasant who claimed he had powers of healing and prediction. He was seen as a "dark force" by the monarchy and they could not stand he was ruining Russia. Several members of the aristocracy attempted to murder him. A few days later, police found his body downstream in a river with frozen hands, 3 bullet wounds, and a small amount of water in his lungs.
  • March Revolution

    The March revolution was actually a series of revolutions. The object was to end the tsar rule and autocracy. This even changed all of Russia's government and replaced the tsar with a provisional government.
  • Tsar Nicholas II Abdicates

    Nicholas II was the last emperor of Russia. During his reign, Russia went from an imperial power to a country of economic and military collapse. He was abdicated following the Russian Revolution of 1917. Executioners shot him and his entire family at about 2 o'clock in the morning.
  • Bolshevik Revolution

    This revolution is related to the March Revolution and the changing of political powers in Russia. This revolution overthrew the Russian Provisional Government and the Bolsheviks, who were leading the revolution, took power.
  • Murder of the Romanovs

    A Bolshevik secret police squad murdered Russia's last emperor Nicholas II, along with his wife, Tsaritsa Alexandra, their 14-year-old son, Tsarevich Alexis, and their four daughters. The bodies were stabbed, carted away, and buried in the country side where they were discovered decades later. However, there were 2 bodies missing.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    The Treaty of Versailles was a peace treaty between Germany and the Allies at the end of WWI. It included peace agreements and reparations that Germany had to pay. This treaty took all that Germany had and put them in an unending debt.
  • Lenin Dies/ USSR Reformed

    Vladimir Lenin was a Russian marxist reolutionary, author, lawyer, economic theorist, political philosopher, founder of the USSR, and more. He was the head of the Bolsheviks. He established first official socialist state. He was a very influential leader of Russia.
  • Stalin Takes Power/ Death of Trotsky

    When Lenin died in 1924, everyone assumed that Trotsky would take power. Instead, Stalin scemed his was into power. He allied with Zinoviev and Kamenev to cover up Lenin’s Will and to get Trotsky dismissed. This sheming, however, put a great leader into power. Trotsky was exiled in 1928.