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The Wonderous Russian Revolution!

  • Decembrist Revolt

    Decembrist Revolt
    Russian Revolutionaries attempted to revolt at Sanate Square of St. Petersburg against Nicholas I's claim of power and failed. The Decembrist's goals were essemtially directed toward freedom. Because the revolters were unorganized, the movement was easily destroyed and the participants were either executed, imprisioned, or banished.
  • Emancipation of the Serfs

    Emancipation of the Serfs
    Alexander II was the ruler at the time of the emancipation. The freedom of the serfs was an essential decision in order to progress with factory success.Essentially, the serfs now had freedom and rights as citizens, protected by law.
  • Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday
    Citizens of St. Petersburg had gone to Czar Nicholas II to have him sign a petition and were gunned down by the Imperial Guard. The movement, led by Priest Gregory Gapon, had created the petition to show the Czar what they thought about creating worker unions. This brought about the Revolution of 1905.
  • Revolution of 1905

    Revolution of 1905
    This was caused by the Bloody Sunday Massacre and was essentially a huge political uprising of the Russian people. They used methods such as mutiny, strikes, and terrorism to accomplish their goal. Eventually, this helped create the multi-party system, limited constituional monarchies, the Russian Contitution of 1906, and the State Duma of the Russian Empire.
  • Russia Enters World War I

    Russia Enters World War I
    The Russians joined World War I because its ally Serbia was attacked by Austria and Hungary. They sided with the Allies, eventually causing Germany to declare war on them. Luckily, they had one of the strongest armies of the time period and managed to defend itself.
  • Rasputin Murdered

    Rasputin Murdered
    Rasputin was killed because of his strong connection to and heavy influence on Czar Nicholas the II's family. It took two days to kill Rasputin. He was beaten, shot, and poisoned, but died only due to drowning. Later, the imperial regime was overthrown by the Russian Revolution (this was the beginning.)
  • March Revolution

    March Revolution
    This occured due to the strain that being at war with Germany caused. There was a large lack of supplies everywhere and many were suffering. Riots and shootings broke out, but general mayham covered the streets. Czar Nicholas II was abdicated and Alexander Kerensky replaced him.
  • Czar Nicholas II Abdicated

    Czar Nicholas II Abdicated
    After the Russian Revolution, Czar Nicholas II was forced to resign from office (otherwise known as abdicted). The family was moved to several different places, from the Alexander Palace at Tsarskoye Selo, to the Governor's Mansion in Tobolsk, and finall in the Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg. It was in the final location that both him and his entire family and aids were assasinated.
  • Bolshevik Revolution

    Bolshevik Revolution
    Lenin returned to Russia and created a goal for the Bolshevik Party: to overthrow the Provisional Government. He also wished to set up a government for the proletariat. They essentially destroyed the Czarist autocracy, creating in it's place the USSR. "All power to the soviets!"
  • Murder of the Romanovs

    Murder of the Romanovs
    After Nicholas II was abdicated, his family was transported all over Russia. They were executed by Yakov Yurovsky, G.P. Nikulin, M.A. Medvedev (Kudrin), P.Z. Yermakov, S.P. Vaganov, A.G. Kabanov, P.S. Medvedev, V.N. Netrebin, and Y.M. Tselms.-Yurovsky in the last palace they stayed at. Their bodies were then moved through Russia by truck, being desicrated/burned and were meant to be buried in a mine shaft. DUe to difficulties with the truck, the Romanovs were placed in a general grave.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    This treaty both ended WWII and forced Russia to give back all taken countries and land. This eventually led to the spread of Communism throughout the region.
  • USSR Formed

    USSR Formed
    The USSR was created after the Russian Revolution and led by first Lenin and then Stalin. A single Communist political party controlled the country. The USSR was disbanded in 1990 due to the fact that it could not support itself with the system because of corrupt officals.
  • The Death of Lenin

    The Death of Lenin
  • Stalin Takes Power

    Stalin Takes Power
    Joseph Stalin took control after the death of Lenin. He competed against Trotsky for power and won due to popularity. Eventually, he took over a dictatorship-like rule and made the government essentially totalitarian. It was due to guidance that Russia became the most powerful economy in the world.
  • Death of Trotsky

    Death of Trotsky
    Leon Trotsky, rival to Joseph Stalin, died in Mexica due to a fractured skull. His last words hinted that Stalin had been trying to kill him for a while and finally succeeded. The fracture in the skull occured because of a blow to the head with a pickaxe courtesy of his apparent friend, Franck Johnson.