Tsarist troops open fire on protesting crowd beginning the 1905 Russian Revolution
Proclamation by Tsar Nicholas II promising civil liberties and an elected parliament (Duma) ends the 1905 revolution.
Beginning with strikes, demonstrations, and unities in Petrograd. Results in the overthrow of the Tsar.
Reds (Communists) vs. Whites (Everyone who did not support the Communists)
The Bolsheviks, lead by Vladimir Lenin, take over Petrograd. The Winter Palace was the last holdout and was taken by the Bolsheviks on October 26. Lenin is not in control of Russia.
Treaty between Germany and Russia taking Russia out of World War I.
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics