Russian Revolution Timeline

  • Decembrest Revolt

    Decembrest 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, 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. Inhumane treatment, rape and torture topped the long list of how serfs were treated daily.
  • 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. Tsar Nicholas II, after struggling to regain control of the nation for almost a year, found peace by creating the October Manifesto.
  • Russia Enters WW1

    Russia Enters WW1
    Russia entered the war after Austria declared war against Serbia, because Russia had made itself the guardian of all Slavic and/or Eastern Orthodox peoples, particuraly the South-Slavs in the Balkans who had for centuries been under Muslim-Ottoman domination.
  • Rasputin Murdered

    Rasputin Murdered
    Felix would offer Rasputin potassium-cyanide laced pastries and wine. That didnt work so they stabbed him, shot him several times but nothing seemed to work. They put him in a sack and beat him that didnt work so they threw him in the lake and he died of drowning.
  • Tsar Nicholas II Abdicates

    Tsar Nicholas II Abdicates
    He had little choice to be abdicated. WWI had turned into a disaster, conditions at home were horrible, and the Menshevik government pretty much forced him out. Unfortunately for him and his family, the Mensheviks lost out to the Bolsheviks after a few months, and the Bolsheviks did the royal family in.
  • March Revolution

    March Revolution
    The March revolution of 1917 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. Many people joined and by the end of the week 400 000 people had joined the cause. Signs that said "Down with the Tsar" and "Down with the war" were displayed. The Tsar had banned protesting so he sent out the military to shoot the pr
  • Bolshevik Revolution

    Bolshevik 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 tsar 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
    Bolshevik authorities at first reported that the Romanov emperor had been shot after the discovery of a plot to liberate him. For some time the deaths of the Empress and the children were kept secret. Soviet historians claimed for many years that local Bolsheviks had acted on their own in carrying out the killings, and that Lenin, had nothing to do with the crime.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    The Treaty of Versailles was the peace settlement signed after World War One had ended in 1918 and in the shadow of the Russian Revolution and other events in Russia. The treaty was signed at the vast Versailles Palace near Paris between Germany and the Allies. The Versailles Palace was considered the most appropriate venue simply because of its size.
  • Lenin Dies/ USSR formed

    Lenin Dies/ USSR formed
    After the first stroke, Lenin dictated government papers to Nadezhda; among them was Lenin's Testament, partly inspired by the 1922 Georgian Affair, and it criticised high-rank Communists, including Josef Stalin, Grigory Zinoviev, Lev Kamenev, Nikolai Bukharin, and Leon Trotsky. About the Communist Party's General Secretary, Josef Stalin, Lenin reported that the "unlimited authority.
  • Stalin takes Power/ Death of Trotsky

    Stalin takes Power/ Death of Trotsky
    Trotsky after leading a failed struggle of the Left Opposition against the policies and rise of Joseph Stalin in the 1920s and the increasing role of bureaucracy in the Soviet Union, Trotsky was successively removed from power, expelled from the Communist Party, deported from the Soviet Union and assassinated on Stalin's orders. An early advocate of Red Army intervention against European fascism,Trotsky also opposed Stalin's peace agreements.
  • Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday
    Bloody Sunday (Russian: Кровавое воскресенье) was a massacar in St. Petersburg, Russia, where unarmed, peaceful demonstrators marching to present a petition to Tsar Nicholas II were gunned down by the Imperial Guard. It was an event with grave consequences for the Tsarist regime, as the disregard for ordinary people shown by the massacre undermined support for the states.