Russian Revolution


Nicholas II becomes Tsar

October 20, 1894

Bloody Sunday

January 9, 1905

Tsarist troops open fire on protesting crowd beginning the 1905 Russian Revolution

The October Manifesto

October 17, 1905

Proclamation by Tsar Nicholas II promising civil liberties and an elected parliament (Duma) ends the 1905 revolution.

World War I

28 July 1914 - 11 November 1918

Tsar Nicholas II assumes command of the Russian Army

September 15, 1915

Rasputin Assassinated

December 17, 1916

February Revolution

February 23, 1917 - February 27, 1917

Beginning with strikes, demonstrations, and unities in Petrograd. Results in the overthrow of the Tsar.

Tsar Nicholas II Abdicates

March 2, 1917

Provisional Government Formed

March 2, 1917 - October 25, 1917

Russian Civil War

June, 1917 - October 25, 1922

Reds (Communists) vs. Whites (Everyone who did not support the Communists)

October Revolution

October 25, 1917 - October 26, 1917

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 of Brest-Litovsk

March 3, 1918

Treaty between Germany and Russia taking Russia out of World War I.

Bolshevik Party changes its name to the Communist Party

March 8, 1918

Capital of Russia is changed from St. Petersburg to Moscow

March 11, 1918

Tsar Nicholas II and family are executed

July 17, 1918

Russia changes its name to U.S.S.R

December 30, 1922

The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

Lenin Dies, Stalin becomes ruler of the U.S.S.R.

January 21, 1924