Russian Revolution Timeline

  • Decembrist Revolt

    Decembrist Revolt
    A group of Nobles and army officers try to overthrow the czar's government in December 1825. They wanted to set up a constitutional monarchy. Czar Nicholas I totally crushed them, executing 5 leaders and hundreds more to Siberia. He responded to the revolt with brutal repression. He imposed strict censorship, banned books from western ideals, and did not like schools.
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  • Emancipation Of the Serfs

    Emancipation Of the Serfs
    Emancipation of the Serfs was a huge event that impacted Russia largely in the 20th century. Inhumane treatment, rape, and beating of the serfs were just some of the ways serfs were treated daily back then. Serfs were put into the military, where far worse treatment was received by the serfs as well. The major cause of why they were emancipated was because of the Crimean war in 1854. Consequences were it brought great changes to the administration, army, and judiciary system of Russia.
  • Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday
    Bloody Sunday was a bloody massacre where unarmed, peaceful demonstrators marching to give a petition to Tsar Nicholas II were killed by the Imperial Guard. The events horrified Russians and sparked the Revolution of 1905. Riots and strikes went about in the cities. In the suburbs, peasants looted and burned the homes of landowners.
  • Revolution of 1905

    Revolution of 1905
    The Russian Revolution of 1905 was a wave of mass political and social unrest that spread through many areas of the Russian Empire. Some of it was directed against the government, while others was directed to other parts of the economy. It included terrorism, worker strikes, peasant unrest, and burned houses of landowners. To end the violence, Czar Nicholas II set up the Duma and other reforms. Consequences were inequality and repression still remained despite reforms.
  • Russia Enters WWI

    Russia Enters WWI
    Russia entered the first world war with the largest army in the world, standing at 1,400,000 soldiers in August, 1914. Russia became involved in WWI because Serbia, and ally of Russia, was attacked and accused of assassination by Austria-Hungary.
    Almost 15 million served in the Russian Army during the First World War. Casualties totalled an estimated 1.8 million killed, 2.8 million wounded and 2.4 million taken prisoner.
  • Rasputin Murdered

    Rasputin Murdered
    Grigori Rasputin was known as the "mad monk" who had taken down the tsarist government and had helped people see the future and heal them of wounds. .On December 16, 1916, having decided that Rasputin's influence over the Tsaritsa had made him a threat to the empire, a group of nobles put cyanide in his cakes and wine to kill up to 5 men, but he was unaffected. They shot him several times, clubbed his body, and threw him in the river and found that he had died only to drowning.
  • March Revolution

    March Revolution
    In the March Revolution, riots and strikes erupted in Petrograd, the Russian capital. Angry crowds protested the war and the shortage of food. When these demonstrations of protests spread, military action was put down. Demonstrators overthrew czarist officials and consequences were Nicholas II gave up the throne, leaders of the Duma set up the Provisional Government that was powerless.
  • Tsar Nicholas II Abdicates

    Tsar Nicholas II Abdicates
    Only a week after the Petrograd riots began because of the March Revolution, Tsar Nicholas II abdicated, or gave up his power of the throne. This brought many consequences for Russia. Leaders of the Duma set up a provisional government with freedom of speech and religion and written laws. However, the new government proved powerless, angered peasants ,and lost much support by continuing the war with Germany.
  • Bulshevik Revolution

    Bulshevik Revolution
    The Bolshevik Revolution in Russia in 1917 was initiated by millions of people who would change the history of the world as we know it. When Czar Nicholas II dragged 11 million peasants into World War I, the Russian people became discouraged with their injuries and the loss of life they sustained. The country of Russia was in ruins, ripe for revolution.
  • Murder of the Romanovs

    Murder of the Romanovs
    The Romanov family was murdered at Ekateringburg on July 17th, 1918. In the summer of the 1918, Ekateringburg was threatened by the advancing Whites. The decision was taken by the Bolsheviks to kill Nicholas and his Romanov family. The family was awoken and led to the basement because they told them they would be safer down there.12 Red Army soldiers shot them down there. Some believe the youngest daughter, Anastasia survived. Lenin defeated his major problem of Russia and now had all the power.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    The Treaty of Versailles was one of the peace treaties ending World War I. It ended the war between the allied powers and Germany, The three most important politicians there were David Lloyd George, Georges Clemenceau and Woodrow Wilson. The Allies wanted peace finally and an end to the war. Consequences were it had left Europe devastated. The total deaths of all nations who fought in the war is thought to have been 8.5 million with 21 million being wounded.
  • Lenin Dies/ USSR Formed

    Lenin Dies/ USSR Formed
    Vladimir Lenin was the architect of the Bolshevik revolution and the first leader of the Soviet Union. He died in January 21, 1924 to a brain hemorrhage. The USSR was formed during the civil war in Russia in 1918-1921. The communists were better organized than the opposition groups, which were deeply divided. In the end, the communists won conrol over the whole Russian empire and in 1922, they reorganized Russia into a union of four republics called the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)
  • Stalin Takes Power/ Death of Trotsky

    Stalin Takes Power/ Death of Trotsky
    When Lenin died, Stalin and Trotsky struggled for powr. Stalin forced Trotsky into exile and then became dictator of the Soviet Union. Trotsky was later murdered by Stalin's agents. Consequences of the new ruler set up a brutal totalitarian state. He wanted to turn the Soviet Union into a socialist state as quickly as possible.