Russian Revolution

  • Decembrist Revolt

    Decembrist Revolt
    • Rebels leaders conisited of nobles and army officers -They hoped to set up a constitutional monarchy
    • Tsar Nicholas I crushed the rebellion, exiled supporters to siberia, and executed the leaders.
  • Emancipation of the Serfs

    Emancipation of the Serfs
    -Tsar Alexander emacnipated all serfs in Russia
    - They were allowed to keep their homes and tools.
    - Had to buy land at high prices so most former serfs were in huge debt.
  • Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday
    • Started out as a peacful march of workers to St. Petersburg. -Russian soldiers fired upon the marchers as they neared the Tsars palace. -More than 100 marchers were dead and hundreds more were severely wounded.
  • Revolution of 1905

    Revolution of 1905
    • Rebelion against the tsar caused by Bloody sunday catalyst.
    • Peasants began looting and burning the countryside, riots and strikes swpt cities. -Tsar Nicholas II finally created a elected assembly balled the Duma but it had little power.
  • Russia Enters WWI

    Russia Enters WWI
    • Enters on the Allies side against Germany and Austria-Hungary
    • ill-equipt Russian troops meant many casualties. -Terrible conditions of soldiers were blamed on the tsar and his generals, along with their defeats. -lead to the march revolution
  • Rasputin Murdered

    Rasputin Murdered
    -Known as the "mad monk"
    -Influenced tsar Nickolaus II, his wife, and son Alexei greatly
    - His death is a russian legend, having survived cyanide, multiple gunshots and beatings, only to die from drounding in a frozen river.
  • March Revolution

    March Revolution
    -Riots and strikes occur in Petrograd (st. Petersburg) against the war.
    - Governemnt soldiers refused to fire on protesters, sometimes even joined them.
    -Lead to tsar Nicholas II to abdicate the throne.
  • Tsar Nicholas II Abdicates

    Tsar Nicholas II Abdicates
    -Nicholas II gave up the throne a week after the March Revolution.
    --Duma set up the provisional government, bring reforms and more written law to russia.
    -Friction would cause the rival Duma and soviets to battle for contol over russia
  • Bolshevik Revolution

    Bolshevik Revolution
    • Lead by Lenin who was a soviet -Armed bulsheviks seized power from the provisional government -Ended war with Germany in 1918 under soviet rule
    • Set up the bolshevik dictatorship to rule Russia
  • Murder of the Romanovs

    Murder of the Romanovs
    • The entire Russian royal family was murdered by Bolsheviks -This was to eliminate any supporters of royal rule in Russia.
    • The missing bodies of the youngest children caused many mysteries until there recent discovery.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    • Peace treaty signed to end WWI -divided germany up, with a russian ruled quarter.
    • Gave russia back all the land it lost but these lands were also renamed Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.
  • Lenin Dies/ USSR formed

    Lenin Dies/ USSR formed
    • After suffering two strokes, Lenin knew his time was almost up
    • Lenin warned the communist party about Stalin being intolerant, unloyal, and impolite. -Stalin still became the leader of the Soviet Union and created a totalitarian state.
  • Stalin takes Power/ Death of Trotsky

    Stalin takes Power/ Death of Trotsky
    -Stalin takes control of Russia and has his agents murder Trotsky, his opponent.
    -Set up a totalitarian communinst state in the USSR
    - Used propagando in films, the press and art to reinforce socialism in Russia.