The Russian Revolution

  • Decembrist Revolution

    Decembrist Revolution
    Tsar Alexander I signed a secret manifesto, naming his younger brother Nicholas as the heir to the throne. This was for after his other older brother Costantine removed himself from the line of succestion. Not even Nicholas himself the document existed!
  • Nicholas II becomes czar

    Nicholas II becomes czar
    Nicholas II, the last czar, is crowned ruler of Russia in the old Ouspensky Cathedral in Moscow.
    Nicholas was neither trained nor inclined to rule. Born in 1868, he succeeded to the Russian throne upon the death of his father, Czar Alexander III. That same month, the Nicholas II married Alexandra, a German-born princess who ended up haveing a great influence on her husband.
  • The Russo - Japanese War

    The Russo - Japanese War
    The Russo - Japanese war was a military conflict when Japan forced Russia to leave its expantionist policy in the Far East. They became the first Asian power in modern times to defeat a European power.
  • Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday
    Protesters march to the Winter Palace to deliver a petition to the tsar on January 22nd. Troops open fire and killed between 96 and 200 people. The events of Bloody Sunday sparked strikes, peasant uprisings, mutinies in the navy, and assassinations of royalty and officials.
  • World War I

    World War I
    World War I was a world wide war centered around Europe that began on July 28th, 1914 and lasted untill November 11th, 1918. Austria-Hungry declared war on Serbia, but soon Germany, Russia, Great Brittan, and France where all drawn in. After the war was over ended Russia had the most causulties, 7 million, because 1 out of 3 men didn't have a wepon and were just told to run at the emey of grab the gun of a dead friend.
  • The Febuary Revolution

    The Febuary Revolution
    In Russia, the February Revolution begins when riots and strikes over the scarcity of food erupt in Petrograd (now St. Petersburg). By 1917, most Russians had lost faith in the leadership ability of the the curent czar, Nicholas II. Which started the riot in the first place.
  • Czar Nicholas ll abdicates the Russian throne

    Czar Nicholas ll abdicates the Russian throne
    During the Febuary Revolution, Czar Nicholas II, emporer of Russia, is forced to adbicate the throne on March 15th 1917, after strikes and general revolts break out in Petrograd. After a secret meeting, the soveit passed a death sentance on the royal family, and on July 16th, 1918, Nicholas, his wife Alexandra, their children and their remaining servents where shot to death.
  • Russian Civil War

    Russian Civil War
    In 1917, two revolutions happened in Russia, ending centuries of imperial rule and setting in motion political and social changes that would lead to the formation of the Soviet Union. In March chronic food shortages erupted into open revolt, forcing the abdication of Nicholas II (1868-1918), the last Russian czar. Just months later, the newly installed provisional government was itself overthrown by the more radical Bolsheviks, led by Vladimir Lenin (1870-1
  • The U.S.S.R. is established

    The U.S.S.R. is established
    In post-revolutionary Russia, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) is established, comprising a confederation of Russia, Belorussia, Ukraine, and the Transcaucasian Federation. Also known as the Soviet Union, the new communist state was the successor to the Russian Empire.
  • Vladimir Lenin dies

    Vladimir Lenin dies
    General Interest 1924
    Vladimir Lenin dies
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    Vladimir Lenin, the architect of the Bolshevik Revolution and the first leader of the Soviet Union, dies of a brain hemorrhage at the age of 54. In the early 1890s, Lenin left his law career to devote himself to Marxist study and the provocation of revolutionary activity among Russian workers. Arrested and exiled to Siberia in 1897.