Russian Revolution

  • Decemberist Revolt

    Decemberist Revolt
    • Revolt against Tsar Nicholas
    • As a result of this revolt, Nicholas I created a variety of new laws to prevent the spread of the liberal movement in Russia.
    • Nicholas was more conservative
  • Emancipation of the Serfs

    Emancipation of the Serfs
    • emancipated because of the Crimean War
    • emancipated by Alexander II
    • the Editorial Commision was formed to deal with things pertaining to the serfs
  • Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday
    • A man named George Gapon created a petition to bring to Tsar Nicholas II about working conditions
    • Led a group of workers to the winter palace to show Nicholas II the petition but was gunned down by the police
    • Started the 1905 Revolution
  • Revolution of 1905

    Revolution of 1905
    • Started after Bloody Sunday
    • Strikes took place, Universities closed, civil liberties were diminished
    • Union of Unions formed by doctors, lawyers etc
    • Lots of strikes and people walking out on their jobs
  • Russia enters WWI

    Russia enters WWI
    • Thought they would have great success in WWI
    • The serfs were made to fight in the army
    • The rich wanted to benefit from the war, that is why Russia originally joined
  • Rasputin Murdered

    Rasputin Murdered
    • Thought to be sleeping with the Tsarina
    • Claimed to have powers of healing and such
    • Very hard to kill
    • Was poisoned, stabbed, shot, beaten to death, thrown in a river
    • Died of drowning
  • March Revolution

    March Revolution
    • Destroyed the Tsarist Autocracy
    • Focused around St. Petersburg
    • Nicholas II abdicated in the end
  • Tsar Nicholas II Abdicates

    Tsar Nicholas II Abdicates
    • a result of the March Revolution
    • named his brother Grand Duke Michael as the next leader of Russia
  • Bolshevik Revolution

    Bolshevik Revolution
    • People were annoyed after WWI
    • Bolshevik Party's goal was to overthrow the Provisional Government and set up a government for the proletariat
    • Lenin joined the Bolshevik's in 1917
    • Led a charge on the Winter Palace and overthrew the government
  • Murder of the Romanovs

    Murder of the Romanovs
    • Romanov family was murdered at Ekateringburg
    • Killed by the Bolsheviks
    • Lenin found Nicholas to still be a threat
    • Conspiracies about the death or survival of two of the children started to spread
    • Many theories about what actually happend that night and how they all died
    • Buried in a mass grave
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    • peace settlement after WWI
    • signed at the Versailles Palace near Paris
    • final signing ceremony in the Hall of Mirrors
    • signed by the big three
    • Destroyed Germany
  • Lenin Dies

    Lenin Dies
    • Died from several strokes
    • Stalin took over the Bolshevik party after his death
    • Cults formed to honor Lenin and continue his work
    • Died in his Fifties
  • Stalin Takes Power

    Stalin Takes Power
    • People thought Trotsky would have taken power instead of Stalin
    • Made general secretary of the Communist Party
    • Played different political sides against each other in order to basically trick people to get him into power
    • Some liked him, many people didn't
  • USSR formed

    USSR formed
    • formed due to a weak monarchy and economic crisis
    • Created by Stalin and the Bolsheviks
    • Communist
  • Death of Trotsky

    Death of Trotsky
    • Died in Mexico City
    • Killed by Franck Johnson
    • Pickaxe to the head is what killed him
    • Supposed last words were, "I think Stalin has finished the job he started."