Russian Revolution By JLawson1993 Jan 22, 1905 Bloody Sunday Massacre of unarmed protesters, Beginning the violent phase of the first revolution. Sep 5, 1905 Russo-Japanese War Russian-Japanese war ends in Russian defeat. Oct 30, 1905 October Manifesto Document by Tsar Nicholas II promising civil liberties and establishing the first Duma. Sep 5, 1915 Alexandra Feodorovna in Control Alexandra Feodorovna placed in control of Petrograd while under the influence of Grigori Rasputin. Mar 8, 1917 March Revolution Begins The imperial government is overthrown. Jul 16, 1917 July Days Armed demonstrations by soldiers and workers against the provisional government. Nov 6, 1917 October Revolution Second revolution, placing the Bolsheviks in power. Dec 1, 1917 Nationalization of Industries Legalized The nationalization of industries is legalized marking the transition to communism. Jul 17, 1918 Death of Nicholas II Tsar Nicholas II and his family are executed.