Russian Revolution Timeline

Timeline created by Daulton Heisey
In History
  • Decembrist Revolt

    Decembrist Revolt
    In December, 1825 a group of nobles and army officers tried to overthrow the Czar. They wanted to create a constitutional monarchy. The Czar Nicholas I stopped the rebellion and because of this rebellion many strict laws were enforced to insure the Czars safety.
  • Emancipation of the Serfs

    Emancipation of the Serfs
    This was the first reform of Alexander II and was a much needed reform. In the emancipation Alexander said that the serfs be emancipated from private estates, and house serfs. With this being said serfs gained many rights. They were able to own land and also marry without permission. They only gained freedom they did not get anything handed to them.
  • Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday
    A priest named father Georgi Gapen planed a peaceful march of factory workers to St. Petersburg to ask for better working conditions. In 1905 thousands of men and woman joined. Soldiers soon appeared and open fire of the group. After it was all done there were about 100 dead and hundreds wounded.
  • Revolution of 1905

    Revolution of 1905
    Riots and strikes swept the nation due to anger over bloody Sunday. Peasants burned landowner’s homes. Czar Nicholas II set up an elected assembly which was called the Duma. The Duma had little to no power causing this idea to fail and many groups were discontent like peasants, national minorities, middle-class liberals, and factory workers. Bloody Sunday was a direct result of the revolution of 1905.
  • Russia Enters WWI

    Russia Enters WWI
    Russia entered WWI because the ally of Russia which was Serbia was attacked and accused of assassination by Austria-Hungary. Russia entered WWI with the world’s largest army. Russia’s allies were Serbia, France, and Britain and they were called the Entente. They were fighting against Germany and Austria-Hungary. The Entente won the war in the end.
  • Rasputin Murdered

    Rasputin Murdered
    December 30, 1916, a group of nobles took Rasputin to the Yusupovsky Palace, where they tried to poison him. However, he did not respond to the large doses of poison placed in his wine and food after this he was shot. A minute later he rose, and attempted to escape from the palace grounds and then was shot again. Rasputin was still alive and was thrown into a freezing river. When his body was found his cause of death was by water in his lungs. Rasputin was trying to escape from the bag.
  • March Revolution

    March Revolution
    The revolution was in the capital of Petrograd. The revolution was based on a political reform, because at the time there were a lot of socialists and liberals who wanted power. The March revolution was the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II and it also caused the end to the Romanov dynasty. After the revolution they ruled under the term dual power and created a new system.
  • Tsar Nicholas II Abdicates

    Tsar Nicholas II Abdicates
    The governments supplies started to decrease and Tsar Nicholas II was away in the beginning of 1915. This meant that Russia was open to strikes due to no enforcement. The British ambassador said there were a lot of possibility of revolution if constitutional reforms weren’t met however he paid no attention to it. In the end of the war there were many food shortages and citizens began to get angry with the Tsar. On this date the Tsar chose to abdicate.
  • Bolshevik Revolution

    Bolshevik Revolution
    The Bolsheviks who were led by Vladimir Lenin overthrew the government in St. Petersburg, and appointed themselves as the leaders. They created a group of people called the Cheka to try to get rid of people who spoke against them. This eventually leads to the establishment of the 2nd All Russian Congress of Soviets.
  • Murder of the Romanovs

    Murder of the Romanovs
    On July 17, 1918 the Bolshevik authorities shot and killed the Romanov family and destroyed the Tsars forever. The Romanov family was killed because the new government didn't want them to gain influence again. The Tsars of Russia were destroyed and the Bolshevik took over.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    The treaty of Versailles was one of the treaties that ended World War I. The treaty ended the war with Germany and the allied powers. The treaty said that Germany had to accept full responsibility for causing the war, and pay reparations to the countries. This left Germany in the dark and eventually caused Germany to start WWII.
  • Lenin Dies / USSR Formed

    Lenin Dies / USSR Formed
    Lenin died of January 21, 1924 at age 53. His original successor was supposed to be Trotsky however it was not realized to the public. Stalin then eliminated all threats and formed the USSR and created the communist government.
  • Stalin Takes Power / Death of Trotsky

    Ramon Mercader, who was a member of the secret police in Russia. He went with permission of Stalin he into Leon Trotsky’s study and took and ice axe and attacked him in the head. Leon was unable to get help in time and died on August 21, 1940. Stalin did this to knock out his biggest competition and gain power in Russia he got is goal and over on May 6, 1941.
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