Russian Revolution Timeline

  • Rasputin Assassinated

    Rasputin Assassinated
    Grigori Rasputin was Assasinated.
  • Czar Nicholas II abdicates

    Czar Nicholas II abdicates
    Czar Nicholas abdicates the throne.
  • Petrograd Soviets formed

    Petrograd Soviets formed
    The Petrograd Soviets formed on February 27th, 1917.
  • The March Revolution

    Was caused by Russia's bad state in the war against Germany, lack of basic needs and an alliance of socialists and liberals who wanted reform. Strikes in Petrograd were fought back by police. This caused riots and chaos.
  • Bolshevik Revolution

    The government of Russia was overthrown as they seized the Winter Palace. Petrograd workers began several strikes and demonstrations, that ended up in a revolution.
  • Communist controls Russia

    Russia is controlled by Communists.
  • Lenin shipped by Germans to Russia

    Lenin is shipped from Germany to Russia.
  • Royal family murdered

    The order to execute the russian royalty was signed by Yakov Sverdlov. Around midnight, he ordered the Romanovs' physician, Dr. Eugene Botkin, to wake them up and have them put on their clothes, using the excuse that the family would be moved to a safe location because of impending chaos in Yekaterinburg. Then they were taken into the basement and executed by police.
  • Russian Civil War

    The war lasted from 1918-1921.
  • Lenin signs Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

    Lenin signs the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk.