• Period: to

    Rapid industrialisation known as the 'great spurt' initiated under Sergei Witte

  • Coronation of Tsar Nicholas and Tsarina Alexandra

  • Khodynka Tragedy

  • Japanese attack on Port Arthur in China sparks Russo-Japanese war

  • Bloody Sunday Massacre

  • The mutiny of the Battleship Potemkin

  • October Manifesto

  • Fundamental Laws passed

  • First Duma dissolved

  • Stolypin assassinated

  • Germany declares war on Russia

  • Tsar Nicholas takes charge of armed forces

  • Rasputin Murdered

  • International Women's Day marches

  • Petrograd garrison mutiny

  • Petrograd Soviet formed

  • Provisional Committee assumes authority

  • Period: to

    Lenin returns to Russia and presents his April Theses

  • Period: to

    Kerensky's June Offensive

  • Period: to

    July Days

  • Period: to

    Kornilov Affair

  • Bolshevik Central Committee meets to discuss whether to seize power from the Provisional Government

  • Period: to

    A Bolshevik-led insurrection seizes power in the 'storming' of the Winter Palace