Russian Revolution

  • Tsar Alexander III

    Tsar Alexander III
    10 March 1845 - 1 November 1894
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    Alexander III

    Alexander III, was the emperor of Russia from 1881 to 1894, who was opponent of representative government, and supporter of Russian nationalism. He adopted programs, based on the concepts of Orthodoxy, autocracy, and narodnost (a belief in the Russian people), that included the Russification of national minorities in the Russian Empire as well as persecution of the non-Orthodox religious groups. http://www.tubechop.com/watch/5779123
  • Abolishment of Serfdom

    Abolishment of Serfdom
    The Emancipation Reform of 1861 in Russia was the first and most important of liberal reforms effected during the reign of Emperor Alexander II of Russia. The reform effectively abolished serfdom throughout the Russian Empire.
  • Nicholas II

    Nicholas II
    18 May 1868 - 17 July 1918
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    Nicholas II

    Nicholas II was the last Tsar of Russia under Romanov rule. His poor handling of Bloody Sunday and Russia’s role in World War I led to his abdication and later to his execution. http://www.tubechop.com/watch/5779244
  • Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov alias 'Lenin'

    Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov alias 'Lenin'
    22 April 1870- 21 January 1924
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    The Russian statesman Vladimir Lenin was a profoundly influential figure in world history. As the founder of the Bolshevik political party, he was a successful revolutionary leader who presided over Russia's transformation from a country ruled by czars (emperors) to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.), the name of the communist Russian state from 1922 to 1991. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1rRFpPPnuA (It's in Spanish but it´s really good)
  • Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin

    Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin
    18 December 1878 - 5 March 1953
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    Joseph Stalin ruled the Soviet Union for more than two decades, instituting a reign of terror while modernizing Russia and helping to defeat Nazism. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mt0SACqvubg
  • Trans-Siberian Railway

    Trans-Siberian Railway
    1891 - 1916
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    Trans-Siberian Railway

    The Trans-Siberian Railway is a network of railways connecting Moscow with the Russian Far East and the Sea of Japan. It has connected Moscow with Vladivostok since 1916, and is still being expanded. It was built from 1891 to 1916 under the supervision of Russian government ministers who were personally appointed by Tsar Alexander III and by his son, Tsar Nicholas II.
  • Division of Marxists into two groups

    Division of Marxists into two groups
    In 1903 Russian Marxists split into two gropus, the Mensheviks and the Bolsheviks. Mensehvisks were more moderated and wanted a broad base of popular support for the revolution while Bolshevisks ruled by Lenin were more radical and supported a small number of comitted revolutionaries willing to sacrifice everuthing for change.
  • Russo-Japanese War

    Russo-Japanese War
    The Russo-Japanese War 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.
  • Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday
    Is the name given to the events of Sunday, 22 January in St Petersburg, where unarmed demonstrators were fired upon by soldiers of the Imperial Guard as they marched towards the Winter Palace to present a petition to Tsar Nicholas II of Russia.
  • World War I

    World War I
    28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918
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    World War I

    World War I began on July 28, 1914, when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. This seemingly small conflict between two countries spread rapidly: soon, Germany, Russia, Great Britain, and France were all drawn into the war, largely because they were involved in treaties that obligated them to defend certain other nations. Western and eastern fronts quickly opened along the borders of Germany and Austria-Hungary. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8-ABMUZemM
  • Murder of Rasputin

    Murder of Rasputin
    Was a Russian peasant, mystical faith healer and a trusted friend to the Tsar's family who's legend says that his assassins first poisoned him , then shot him, then shot him again, then beat him, and then finally dumped him into the Malaya Nevka River where he drowned only after struggling. When he was killes he was seen by both the left and right to be the root cause of Russia's despair during World War I.
  • The February (March) Revolution

    The February (March) Revolution
    The February Revolution of 1917 was the first of two revolutions in Russia in 1917. It was centered on Petrograd, then the capital (now St. Petersburg), on Women's Day in March (late February in the Julian calendar).
  • Provisional Government

    Provisional Government
    15 March 1917 - 3 July 1917
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    Provisional Government

    The Provisional Government is the name given to the government that led Russia from March 1917 to November 1917. By July it was led by Alexander Kerensky which was one of the major disadvantages of the government because he was associated with the middle class. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzUgDL54u_k
  • Civil War in Russia

    Civil War in Russia
    6 November 1917 - 17 June 1923
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    Civil War in Russia

    The civil war occurred because many groups had formed that opposed Lenin’s Bolsheviks. These groups included monarchists, militarists, and, for a short time, foreign nations. Collectively, they were known as the Whites while the Bolsheviks were known as the Reds. The Treaty of Riga brought to an end the Russian Civil War. Within Russia, the Communist government under Lenin was now secure. http://www.tubechop.com/watch/5779388
  • October Revolution

    October Revolution
    The October Revolution and commonly referred to as Red October, the October Uprising or the Bolshevik Revolution, was a seizure of state power instrumental in the larger Russian Revolution of 1917.
  • Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

    Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
    The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk brought about the end of the war between Russia and Germany in 1918. The German were reminded of the harshness of Brest-Litovsk when they complained about the severity of the Treaty of Versailles signed in June 1919.
  • New Economic Policy

    New Economic Policy
    1 March 1921 - 1928
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    NEP (New Economic Policy)

    After the civil war, Lenin revised his economic policy and introduced the New Economic Policy (NEP). Through this, peasants were allowed to sell some of their produce for profit and small traders were allowed to run businesses. In 1928 these policy was abolished by Stalin. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yo9BUpBSSuc
  • USSR

    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics abbreviated to USSR, or shortened to the Soviet Union, was a Marxist–Leninist state on the Eurasian continent that existed between 1922 and 1991.
  • Trotsky into Exile

    Trotsky into Exile
    Leon Trotsky was a Marxist revolutionary and theorist, Soviet politician, and the founder and first leader of the Red Army. After leading a failed struggle of the Left Opposition against the policies and rise of Joseph Stalin in the 1920s and against the increasing role of bureaucracy in the Soviet Union, Trotsky was removed from power, expelled from the Communist Party, and finally exiled from the Soviet Union in 1929.