Russian revolution

The Russian Revolution: An Annotated Timeline

  • Emancipation of Serfs

    Emancipation of Serfs
    Emancipation of Serfs Russia began to see that their weakness was because of their armies of serfs. Their serf armies were very out done by the France and Great Britain armies. Their agricultural society was also weak compared to others. So, Alexander II had a meeting with commities, he placed the Emancipation Manifesto. It states that serfs are free to become citizens and have all benefits of other citizens.
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    The Reign of Czars Alexander II and Alexander III (1861–1881)

  • The Zemstvo

    The Zemstvo
    The Zemstvo They were a type of government that was created in 1864 that was self governed. They were established to help local activites after the emancipation of the serfs. They built many things such as schools, roads, hospitals, and more. They also helped former serfs become more like citizens by helping them get land and use it for farming. The people that were serving on the Zemstvo were elected by land owners. The Zemstvo consisted of Feudal Lords, priests, merchants, and industrialists.
  • Russification

    Russification Russification, before the time of Alexander III, was where the tzar was to accept all of his people, no matter their nationality, as ethnic groups with their own right, but the people had to pledge their alliance to Russia, meaning the government and the church. But, when Alexander III came into rule that all changed.
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  • Russification Continued

    Russification Continued
    Russification Continued Alexander III believed that there was no need for small ethnic groups. He believed that there should only be one race and all the ethnic groups should be wiped out, meaning all the people of Russia should become 'Great Russians'.
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    The Early Reign of Czar Nicholas II (1895-1905)

  • The Russo Japanese War

    The Russo Japanese War
    The Russo Japanese War The Russo Japanese War was not about fighting the Japanese. It was more about Russia building up the pariotic mood of the citizens around the tsar, to separate Nicholas from his people. But that didn't happen. They people were not happy and were not feeling patriotic. The war was very sudden and unexpected. The people didn't want a war. The sudden war outbreak brought disaster to everyone.
  • Revolution of 1905

    Revolution of 1905
    Revolution of 1905 The beginning of the Revolution of 1905 was the result of a protest on January 22, 1905. It is believed that this revolution was the key to the change in Nicholas II's, the tsar, relationship with this people. Father Gapon, a Russian Orthodox priest, led the revolution and led over 150,000 people out into the cold and onto the snow covered roads to protest.
  • The Duma

    The Duma
    The Duma The first Duma, a consultative body, was lead by the Kadets. The Kadets wanted Russia to have a parliament that consisted of the British model with legislative powers. But, those who had power over the Duma only wanted it to be a place of discussion to figure out who were friends or foes by the speeches that were made. The first discussion they had was that of an idea of reform that was presented to Nicholas II.
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    World War I and the Fall of the Czar (1906–1917)

  • The Rasputin

    The Rasputin
    The Rasputin Not many people liked Rasputin because of his affairs with women, but he did have healing talents. During this time Nicholas II and his wife, Tsarina, were rulers of Russia. After having five girls, they finally had a son, but unfourtunately he was affected by hemophilia. The king and his wife heard of Rasputin and asked him to heal thier son. His healing talents lead to his death.
  • Lenin

    Lenin Lenin, whose real name is Vladimir Illych Ulyanov, was very important in Russian history. He was the man who placed the first communist government in Russia, the first government of that kind in the world. He lead this kind of goverment to power. He also was the reason the political party that he was a part of split in two. Most people joined his side, called the Bolsheviks.
  • The slogan "Peace, Land, and Bread"

    The slogan "Peace, Land, and Bread"
    the slogan "Peace, Land, and Bread" Because of the war there were many food shortages. People didn't rarely ever have anything to eat. Bread was something that everyone wanted and craved. Another thing that was greatly caught the attention of these people was peace. Everyone just wanted peace, particularly the soldiers fighting. And above all, the thing that people had more desire for was land.
  • Russian losses in the war

    Russian losses in the war
    Russian losses in the war Before the war, Nicholas was protected by Rasputin. As long as he healed their son, Alexis, he had power. He warned Nicholas not to go into war because he predicted that they would lose. As time went on, it seemed his predictions were coming true. Russia became furious with the king and then Rasputin was killed. Once he was killed everything broke lose, war broke out, and the Russians lost.
  • The March Revolution in Petrograd

    The March Revolution in Petrograd
    The March Revolution in Petrograd By 1917 many things had effected Russia. The people of Russia were very angry with what was happening. WWI caused millions to die and the supply of food and fuel was decreasing. People were losing theirjobs due to lack of money for pay checks, riots began to become more common and more violent, and the Duma started to go against Nicholas. By the end, the rule of tsar had ended.
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    The Provisional Government and the Bolshevik Revolution (March 16, 1917–March 1918)

  • The assassination of Czar Nicholas II and his family

    The assassination of Czar Nicholas II and his family
    The assassination of Czar Nicholas II and his family The fate of the Romanov family was tragic. In 1918, the family was held as prisoners. At first they were held in nice homes. As time went on their living conditions got worse. They finally ended up in the town of Ekaterinburg. The coming of people to set the family free destined the Romanovs fate. In July of 1918, the family was sent to a safe house and shot.
  • The Cheka

    The Cheka
    The Cheka The Cheka, a group of Soviet government apparatuses assembled by Vladimir Lenin, were formed to help Lenin gain a srong control over the people after the November 1917 revolution. The first preident of the group was Felix Dzerzhinsky.
  • Trotsky

    Trotsky Additionally with Lenin, Trotsky was one of the main people who lead the Russian revolution. He helped with both motovation and structure. His control and direction secured the Revolution of 1917.
  • The Brest-Litovsk Treaty

    The Brest-Litovsk Treaty
    The Brest-Litovsk Treaty
    This treaty delivered an end to the war for Russia and Germany. Lenin told the Bolshevik to go to the Germans and create a treaty with them to end the war so that Russia could deal with issues within their own country without having to worry about war, but half of the people that were supposed to show for the meeting didn't come. So they made a small peace agreement by themselves.
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    Civil War Ensues in Russia (March 1918–1921)

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