Emancipation of the serfs-The 1861 Emancipation proclaimed the emancipation of the serfs on private estates and of the household serfs.
-Serfs were granted the full rights of free citizens, gaining the rights to marry without having to gain consent, to own property and to own a business.
-Household serfs were the worst affected as they gained only their freedom and no land.
1905 Revolution-working cconditions in Russia were harsh and all of the workers decided to strike in this period of time.
-events such as bloody sunday resulted in this revolution. Many people died.
-After the riots and strikes, tsar Nicholas issued the October Manifesto, a document which gave basic rights and liberties to the people, and brought an end to the 1905 Russian Revolution.
Bloody Sunday-A massacre in St. Petersburg, Russia, where peaceful demonstrators were marching to present a petition to Tsar Nicholas II and then were gunned down by the imperial guard.
-The striking workers were led by Father Gapon
-The number of killed and injured is uncertain but the average that is accepted is around 1000 people.
Russia Enters WWI-Russia became involved in WWI because Serbia, and ally of Russia, was attacked and accused of assassination by Austria-Hungary.
-Russia entered the war with the most soldiers at a count of 1,400,000 soldiers.
-The Russian Ministry of War was commanded by General Sukhomlinov.
Rasbutin Murdered-In the mourning ofDecember 30, 1916, a group of nobles lured Rasputin to Yusupovsky Palace, where they attempted to poison him.
-Failing at poisoning him they shot him at close range.
-He still didnt die and then they eventually threw him into a freezing river when he finally drowned.
March Revolution-The revolution was provoked not only by Russian military failures during the First World War, but also by public dissatisfaction with the way the country was being run on the Home Front by Tsar Nicholas's ministers.
-Workers at Putilov, Petrograd's largest industrial plant, announced a strike.
-The immediate result was the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II.
Tsar Nicholas II Abdicates-Following the revolution in March, Tsar Nicholas II abdicated.
-He was imprisoned at a couple of different locations and then finally ending up at the Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg where he was murdered.
Bolshevik Revolution-Also known as the October Revolution.
-Was a political revolution and a part of the Russian Revolution of 1917.
-The October Revolution in Petrograd overthrew the Russian Provisional Government and gave the power to the local soviets dominated by Bolsheviks.
Murder of the Romanovs-A group of twelve Red Army soldiers went into Ekateringburg to murder the Romanov family.
-The entire family was killed despite speculation of two children escaping the shooting.
-The following day the burial sites kept changing because of rumors of where it was happening and car problems. This forced the group to dig a ditch and bury all of the Romanovs except the two children.
Treaty of Versailles-The Treaty of Versailles was a peace treaty at the end of World War I.
-Land that had been part of Russia became Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, East Prussia, and Poland, all of which Russia had once taken over and turned into territories of the Russian Empire. The Treaty of Versailles made Russia give back these lands.
-In result of this land cut, Russia decreased in size.
Lenin Dies/ USSR forms-The result of Lenin dying is a race to who would gain power next.
-Stalin outgained power and eliminated other opponents becoming the leader of the USSR
-Stalin lead the USSR with a large-scale industrialization becoming a booming economy.
Stalin takes power/ Death of Trotsky-Stalin gained more and more power after the death of Vladimir Lenin in 1924, gradually putting down all opposition groups within the party.
-This included Leon Trotsky, the Red Army organizer, and the main critic of Stalin among the early Soviet leaders, who was exiled from the Soviet Union in 1929.
-Stalin officially took power in 1928.