Russian Revolution/ Russian Civil War

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In History
  • assasination

    Lenin's brother, Alexander Ulyanov, is hanged for plotting to kill Czar Alexander III
  • death

    Czar Alexander III dies after a sudden illness and his son, Nicholas II, becomes the ruler of Russia
  • life change

    life change
    Czar Nicholas II marries Alexandra Fedorovna
  • arrested

    Lenin is arrested, kept in solitary confinement for 13 months, and then exiled to Siberia for three years
  • Nicholas

    Nicholas II crowned czar of Russia
  • Social

    The Russian Social-Democratic Labor Party (RSDLP) meeting in which the Party splits into two factions: Mensheviks ("minority") and Bolsheviks ("majority")
  • Life

    After having four girls, Czarina Alexandra gives birth to a son, Alexei
  • Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday
    Bloody Sunday in St. Petersburg begins the 1905 Russian Revolution
  • October Manifesto

    October Manifesto
    The October Manifesto, issued by Czar Nicholas II, brings an end to the 1905 Russian Revolution by promising civil liberties and an elected parliament (Duma
  • A Constitution

    A Constitution
    A constitution (the Fundamental Laws of 1906) is created, reflecting the promises made in the October Manifesto
  • Beginning of World War l

    Beginning of World War l
    World War I begins
  • Commands

    Czar Nicholas II assumes supreme command of the Russian Army
  • Murder

    Rasputin is murdered
  • March Revolution

    March Revolution
    The February Revolution begins with strikes, demonstrations, and mutinies in Petrograd (also called the March Revolution if following the Gregorian calendar
  • Nicholas

    Czar Nicholas II abdicates and includes his son. The following day, Nicholas' brother, Mikhail announced his refusal to accept the throne. Provisional Government formed
  • Russian Revolution

    Russian Revolution
    Period: Mar 8th, 1917 to Nov 7th, 1917
  • Lenin

    Lenin returns from exile and arrives in Petrograd via a sealed train
  • July Days Begin

    July Days Begin
    The July Days begin in Petrograd with spontaneous protests against the Provisional Government; after the Bolsheviks unsuccessfully try to direct these protests into a coup, Lenin is forced into hiding
  • Alexander

    Alexander Kerensky becomes Prime Minister of the Provisional Government
  • Affair

    The Kornilov Affair, a failed coup by General Lavr Kornilov, commander of the Russian Army
  • October Revolution

    October Revolution
    The October Revolution - the Bolsheviks take over Petrograd (also called the November Revolution if following the Gregorian calendar)
  • The Winter Palace

    The Winter Palace
    The Winter Palace, the last holdout of the Provisional Government, is taken by the Bolsheviks; the Council of People's Commissars (abbreviated as Sovnarkom), led by Lenin, is now in control of Russia
  • The new Bolshevik

    The new Bolshevik
    The new Bolshevik government converts Russia from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar turning February 1 into February 14
  • Treaty

    The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, between Germany and Russia, is signed and takes Russia out of World War I
  • Change

    The Bolshevik Party changes its name to the Communist Party
  • Capital

    The capital of Russia is changed from St. Petersburg to Moscow
  • Russia

    Russian civil war begins
  • Executed

    Czar Nicholas II and his family are executed
  • Assassiantion

    An assassination attempt leaves Lenin seriously wounded
  • End

    Russian civil war ends