Russian 640

Russian Revolution Timeline

  • Decemberist Revolt

    Decemberist Revolt
    Russian army officers led about 3,000 soldiers in a protest against Nicholas I's assumption of the throne after his elder brother; Constantine removed himself from the line of succession. Because these events occurred in December, the rebels were called the Decembrists. This uprising, which was suppressed by Nicholas I, took place in the Senate Square in Saint Petersburg.
  • The Emancipation of Serfs

    The Emancipation of Serfs
    The Emancipation Reform of 1861 in ("The Peasant Reform of 1861") was the first and most important of liberal reforms effected during the reign of Alexander II of Russia. The 1861 Emancipation Manifesto proclaimed the emancipation of the serfs on private estates and of the domestic (household) serfs. By this, more than twenty-three million people received their liberty. Serfs were granted the full rights of free citizens, gaining the rights to marry without having to gain consent, to own propert
  • Russian Revolution of 1905

    Russian Revolution of 1905
    The Russian Revolution of 1905 started in St. Petersburg when troops fired on a defenseless crowd of workers, who, led by a priest, were marching to the Winter Palace to petition Czar Nicholas II. This “bloody Sunday” was followed in succeeding months by a series of strikes, riots, assassinations, naval mutinies, and peasant outbreaks.
  • Russia enters WWI

    Russia enters WWI
    Germany declared war on Russia because it had mobilized the previous day. The annoucement was greeted with absolutely delirious applause in Germany.
  • Rasputin Murder

    Rasputin Murder
    Rasputin survived one assassination attempt and almost survived a second, in which he was reportedly poisoned, shot, and left for dead, shot again when he revived, beaten, and drowned.
  • March Revolution

    March Revolution
    The March revolution of 1917 (also known as the February Revolution and the spring Revolution) occur 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.
  • Tsar Nicholas II Abdication

    Tsar Nicholas II Abdication
    Nicholas instructed the city commandant to take firm measures and sent troops to restore order.
  • Bolshevik Revolution

    Bolshevik Revolution
    The Bolshevik Revolution (also called the October Revolution ) overturned the interim provisional government and established the Soviet Union. The Bolsheviks, who led this coup had prepared in only six months. They were generally viewed as an extremist group and had very little popular support. By October, the Bolsheviks’ popular base was much larger; though still a minority within the country as a whole, they had built up a majority of support within Petrograd and other urban centers.
  • The Murder of the Romanov Family

    The Murder of the Romanov Family
    The decision was taken by the Bolsheviks to kill Nicholas and his family. The whole family, the family doctor (Botkin) and three servants went to the basement. A group of twelve Red Army soldiers appeared in the basement and shot those there. The legend has it that the princesses had to be finished off with bayonets as they had stuffed jewels in their blouses which had deflected the bullets.
  • Treaty of Versailes

    Treaty of Versailes
    The Treaty of Versailles was supposed to ensure a lasting peace by punishing Germany and setting up a League of Nations to solve diplomatic problems. Instead it left political and geographical difficulties, these have often been blamed for starting the Second World War.
  • Stalin Takes Power

    Stalin Takes Power
    After Vladimir Lenin's death in 1924, Stalin managed to gain more and more control in his hands, gradually putting down all resistance groups within the party. Stalin's idea of socialism in one country became the primary line of the Soviet politics.
  • Lenin Dies

    Lenin Dies
    Lenin died of a stroke at his home. The union was dominated by the Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic. Eventually the USSR gained power and got 15 republics that were made up of over 100 minorities. USSR formed in December 30, 1922
  • Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday
    In Derry, soldiers of the British Army shot Northern Ireland, twenty-six unarmed civil rights protesters and bystanders. The incident occurred during a Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association march.13 Catholics were killed.