Russian Revolution

  • Nicholas II becomes Czar of Russia

    the czar of Russia from 1894 to 1917, was a staunch defender of autocracy. A weak monarch, he was forced to abdicate, thus ending more than 300 years of Romanov rule in Russia
  • Russia loses war with Japan

    was fought between the Russian Empire and the Empire of Japan over rival imperial ambitions in Manchuria and Korea. The major theatres of operations were the Liaodong Peninsula and Mukden in Southern Manchuria, and the seas around Korea, Japan, and the Yellow Sea.
  • Revolution of 1905 — Bloody Sunday

    massacre in St. Petersburg, Russia, of peaceful demonstrators marking the beginning of the violent phase of the Russian Revolution of 1905.
  • Russia enters World War I

    Russia entered the first world war with the largest army in the world, standing at 1,400,000 soldiers; when fully mobilized the Russian army expanded to over 5,000,000 soldiers
  • Rasputin is murdered

    Grigory Rasputin, a self-fashioned Russian holy man, is murdered by Russian nobles eager to end his sway over the royal family.
  • Bolshevik Revolution

    The Bolshevik revolution was overin a matter of seconds.
  • Czar Nicholas abdicates the throne

    Czar Nicholas II, ruler of Russia since 1894, is forced to abdicate the throne by the Petrograd insurgents, and a provincial government is installed in his place.
  • Provisional government is established

    The government replaced the institution of the Council of Ministers of Russia, members of which after the February Revolution presided in the Chief Office of Admiralty.
  • Civil War between Red and White Armies

    The Russian Civil War was a civil war fought from November 1917 until October 1922 between several groups in Russia. The main fighting was between the Red Army and the White Army.
  • March Revolution

    was a revolution focused around Petrograd. He leads the 2nd Russian Revolution
  • Russia is organized into several self-governing republics

    he rapid growth of industrialization increased the amount of discontent workers because there were grueling working conditions, miserably low wages, and child labor
  • Treaty of Brest-Litovsk ends Russia’s involvement in WWI

    The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk was a peace treaty signed on 3 March 1918 between the new Bolshevik government of Soviet Russia and the Central Powers
  • Bolsheviks change name to Communist Party

    It was the first congress of Bolsheviks after their gaining the power in the October revolution
  • Lenin establishes New Economic Policy

    The NEP represented a more capitalism-oriented economic policy, deemed necessary after the Russian Civil War of 1917 to 1922, to foster the economy of the country, which was almost ruined.
  • Lenin suffers stroke

    Born to a wealthy middle-class family in Simbirsk, Lenin gained an interest in revolutionary socialist politics following his brother's execution in 1887. HE suffored a strolke on May 26, 1922
  • Revolutionary movements begin and compete for power

    A revolutionary movement is a specific type of social movement dedicated to carrying out a revolution
  • Dissatisfied workers organize strike

    The Revolution of 1905 was a wave of mass political and social unrest that spread through vast areas of the Russian Empire
  • Stalin becomes Dictator

    Joseph Stalin ruled the Soviet Union for more than two decades, instituting a reign of terror while modernizing Russia and helping to defeat Nazism.