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Russian Revolution Timeline

  • Decembrist Revolt

    Decembrist Revolt
    Russian Army led 3,000 soldiers to protest against Nicholas' I assumption of the Russian thrown. It took place in St. Petersburg and was suppressed by Nicholas I.
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  • Emancipation of the serfs

    Emancipation of the serfs
    After the emancipation of the serfs, more then 23-million people recieved their freedom and were granted the full rights of free Russian citizens. They were also given land.
  • Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday
    In St. Petersburg, Russia unarmed peaceful protesters were protesting against Czar Nicholas II. They were shot down by the Imperial Guard.
  • Revolution of 1905

    Revolution of 1905
    The Revolution of 1905 began after the Bloody Sunday incident and because of the cruel working and social conditions in the Russian Empire. It led to constitutional monarchy and Russian Constitution of 1906.
  • Russia enters WWI

    Russia enters WWI
    Russia enters WWI after Austria claims that Serbia was involved in the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.
  • Rasputin Murdered

    Rasputin Murdered
    Rasputin, who claimed to be a mystic healer, was brought in to be the healer of Tsar Nicholas II's son. After behaving lewdly, nobles including the Prince and the Duke lured Rasputin into a cellar and poisoned him.
  • March Revolution

    March Revolution
    After social and economic impacts from World War I, peasants and soldiers rioted at the capita, St. Petersburg, which led to the overthrowing of Tsar Nicholas II.
  • Tsar Nicholas II Abdicates

    Tsar Nicholas II Abdicates
    After the March Revolution, Tsar Nicholas II and his family (The Romanovs) were imprisoned in various places. Later on, the Romanovs would be murdered by the Bolsheviks.
  • Bolshevik Revolution

    Bolshevik Revolution
    The Bolsheviks, founded by Vladimir Lenon, were a group of working class Russians who wanted democratic centralism. After overthrowing Tsar Nicholas II, the Bolsheviks gave power to the local soviets, later creating the Soviet Union.
  • Murder of the Romanovs

    Murder of the Romanovs
    After being overthrown, Nicholas Romanov II was placed on house arrest with his family. On the night of July 17, 1918 the former Tsar, his family, the maid, and the family pysician were ordered to their cellar where they were shot to death.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    The treaty, at the end of WWI, ended the fighting between Germany and the Allied Powers. From the Treaty, Germany aquired a large amount of Russia's territories and resources.
  • Lenin Dies

    Lenin Dies
    Vladimir Lenin, the creator of the Soviet Communist Party, also formed the USSR. He helped take overthrow the Tsar and created communism.
  • Stalin Takes Power

    Stalin Takes Power
    In 1924, Stalin took over, and declared himself the new leader of the USSR. After Lenin's deayth, everyone expected Trotsky to take power, but since everyone thought Trotsky was big-headed, even though he was more cut out for the job then Stalin, Stalin managed to take power.