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Russian Revolution Timeline

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  • Decembrist Revolt

    Decembrist Revolt
    In December of 1825 in St. Petersburg, Russia, a group of military officials staged a revolt against Tsar Nicholas I. These rebels were liberals who felt threatened by the new ruler's conservative views. They were, however, defeated by the tsar's forces. As a result of this revolt, Nicholas I implemented a variety of new regulations to prevent the spread of the liberal movement in Russia.
  • Emancipation of the Serfs

    Emancipation of the Serfs
    Emancipating the serfs in 1861 was an extraordinarily key event which catapulted Russia into the 20th century. At the time Alexander II obtained the position of Tsar, during the Crimean war conflict in 1855, fifty million of the sixty million legal occupants of Russia were serfs.The major reason the serfs were emancipated was not due to the cruel lives they were forced to live, but rather because of the Crimean War.
  • Revolution of 1905

    Revolution of 1905
    The 1905 Revolution was an uprising of the people of Russia calling for a change in their government. It was started by anxious troops opening fire on peaceful marchers in St. Petersburg on January 9, 1905, a date which has since been called "Bloody Sunday."
  • Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday
    Peasant discontent due to the war, food reparations, and political groups set the stage for the event in January 1905, which would later be called “Bloody Sunday”. Sunday, after church in January 1905 a group of protestors proceeded to the Winter Palace to demand from the Czar food and working conditions. Not long after that did the Okhrona start firing at these protestors then creating what we call, "Bloody Sunday."
  • 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, but when fully mobilized the Russian army expanded to over 5,000,000 soldiers.
  • Rasputin Murdered

    Rasputin Murdered
    To save the monarchy, several members of the aristocracy attempted to murder Resputin. On the night of December 16-17, 1916, they tried to kill Rasputin. The plan was simple, yet on that fateful night, the conspirators found that Rasputin would be very difficult to kill. He ended up getting beaten, stabbed, poisened, shot, and last drowned. He was then found dead becase he drowned.
  • Tsar Nicholas II Abdicates

    Tsar Nicholas II Abdicates
    Discontent at home grew, the army tired of war, the food situation deteriorated, the government tottered, and in March, 1917, Nicholas was forced to abdicate . He was held first in the Czarskoye Selo palace, then near Tobolsk. The advance, in July, 1918, of counterrevolutionary forces caused the soviet of Yekaterinburg to fear that Nicholas might be liberated; after a secret meeting a death sentence was passed on the czar and his family.
  • March Revolution

    March Revolution
    The March revolution of 1917 occured in Russia during WW1. It all stared when 90,000 textile workers went on strike in Russia protesting about the shortage of fuel and bread. Many people joined and by the end of the week 400,000 people had joined the cause.
  • Bolshevik Revolution

    Bolshevik Revolution
    V. I. Lenin convinced the Bolshevik Party to form an immediate insurrection against the Provisional Government. The Bolshevik leaders felt it was of the utmost importance to act quickly while they had the momentum to do so. The Provisional Government had officially fallen to the Bolshevik regime. Once the word came to the rest of the people that the Winter Palace had been taken, people from all over rose and filled it. V. I. Lenin, the leader of the Bolsheviks, announced his attempt to construct
  • Murder of the Romanovs

    Murder of the Romanovs
    The Romanovs had given Lenin a major problem. To many, Nicholas was still the legitimate ruler of Russia. While he was alive, people would rally to his cause. The simple fact was that many in the White corner were fighting to restore Nicholas the throne. They had been murdered one day as a family even though all of the bodys havent been found yet therefore making it seem as if they disappeared.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    The Treaty of Versailles was a peace agreement which marked the end of World War I. It was signed on June 28, 1919 by Germany and the Allies. In addition to ending the war with Germany, also formed the League of Nations. This peace conference held in Paris was signed in the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles.
  • Vladimir Lenin Dies

    Vladimir Lenin Dies
    Vladimir Lenin, the architect of the Bolshevik Revolution and the first leader of the Soviet Union, dies of a brain hemorrhage at the age of 54.
  • Stalin Takes Power/ Death of Trostky

    Stalin Takes Power/ Death of Trostky
    Stalin spent his first years after the revolution building his post as general secretary secretly into the most powerful one in the communist party. After Lenin's death in 1924, a triumvirate of Stalin, Kamenev, and Zinoviev governed against Trotsky and Bukharin. Soon after, Stalin switched sides and joined with Bukharin. The final stage of Stalin's rise to power was the ordered assassination of Trotsky in Mexico in 1940.