Russian Revolution/Russian Civil War

  • assasination

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

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

    Czar Nicholas II marries Alexandra Fedorovna
  • lenin arrested

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

    the revolution triumphed when regiment after regiment of the Petrograd garrison defected to the cause of the demonstrators. The soldiers subsequently formed committees that elected deputies to the Petrograd Soviet.
  • order no.1

    the Petrograd Soviet issued Order No. 1, which instructed Russian soldiers and sailors to obey only those orders that did not conflict with the directives of the Soviet.
  • bolshevik party

    leftist revolutionaries led by Bolshevik Party leader Vladimir Lenin launched a nearly bloodless coup d’état against the provisional government. The Bolsheviks and their allies occupied government buildings and other strategic locations in Petrograd, and soon formed a new government with Lenin as its head.
  • the latvians

    The Latvians declare their independence from Russia but find it hard to celebrate while occupying Germans are still sitting on their laps.
  • the constituent assembly

    The Constituent Assembly gathers. The Bolsheviks demand that authority should be given to the Soviets. The Assembly refuses. The Bolsheviks and the Left Socialist Revolutionaries walk out.
  • ukrainians

    Ukrainians declare their independence from Russia.
  • civil war

    Civil War breaks out in Finland as a result of the recent Finnish declaration of independence from Russia.
  • trotsky

    Trotsky declares that Russia is out of WWI.
  • russian

    Some Russian locations dragged their feet buying new calendars, so we will keep showing old style dates a little while longer.
  • german

    While still under German occupation, the Lithuanians declare their independence from Russia
  • the reds

    The Reds capture Kiev. They will stay in town until March 3, 1918, when the Germans will knock on the doors.