Russian Revolution Timeline

  • Crowned

    Nicholas II crowned czar of Russia
  • 2 Parties

    2 Parties
    The Russian Social-Democratic Labor Party (RSDLP) meeting in which the Party splits into two: Mensheviks and Bolsheviks
  • Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday
    Bloody Sunday in St. Petersburg begins the 1905 Russian Revolution
  • October Manifesto

    October Manifesto
    The October Manifesto, issued by Czar Nicholas II, brings an end to the 1905 Russian Revolution by promising civil liberties and an elected parliament (Duma)
  • Promises!

    A constitution (the Fundamental Laws of 1906) is created, reflecting the promises made in the October Manifesto
  • Let the War begin!

    Let the War begin!
    World War I begins
  • Murdered

    Rasputin is murdered
  • March Revolution

    March Revolution
    The February Revolution begins with strikes, demonstrations, and mutinies in Petrograd. (Now known as the March Revolution due to calendar)
  • Prime Minister

    Prime Minister
    Alexander Kerensky becomes Prime Minister of the Provisional Government
  • November Revolution

    November Revolution
    The October Revolution, the Bolsheviks take over Petrograd (also called the November Revolution due to calendar)
  • Last Hold Out

    Last Hold Out
    The Winter Palace, the last holdout of the Provisional Government, is taken by the Bolsheviks; the Council of People's Commissars, led by Lenin, is now in control of Russia
  • Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

    Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
    The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, between Germany and Russia, is signed and takes Russia out of World War I
  • Executed

    Czar Nicholas II and his family are executed
  • War Ends

    War Ends
    Russian civil war ends
  • U.S.S.R.

    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.) established
  • NEW successor

    NEW successor
    Lenin dies; Stalin will become his successor
  • Citation

    "Stalin." Photo.
    "Tsar Nicholas II." Photo.
    "November Revolution." Photo.
    "March Revolution." Photo.
    "Treaty of Brest-Litosvk." Photo.
    "WWI." Photo.
    "Russian War." Photo.
    "Nicholas II and family." Photo.
    "Lenin." Photo.
    "Bloddy Sunday"
    "Bolshevik Party" Photo.
    "October Manifesto" Photo.
    "Alexander Kerensky" Photo.
    "U.S.S.R." Photo.