1905 RevolutionRussias econemy slowed.
Russia waged in unsuccessful war with japan .
Social unrest grew.
world war IGermany declared war on Russia
Russian army overwelmed
In december 1916 a group of russian nobles loyal to Czar murdered Rasputin
The February RevolutionModerate and liberal members of duma set up provisonal goverment
in september 1917 Gen.lavr kornilov army commander in cheif made a bid too seize power
october revolutiontrotsky /who had escaped in 1907 and gone into exile had returned
too petrograd in may 1917 was chosen to head too soviet there in september
Aftermathrussia gradually turned its self into soviet union
it reconized the ukraine which it had lost in 1918