In result of Bloody Sunday, Nicholas II created this representative assembly.
Provisional Government Formed
March 15 1917
Made up of many different types of people, this was very weak, and failed to live up to ending involvement of the war that was promised.
New Economic Policy (NEP) established
Lenin proclaimed that some businesses, such as agriculture, were to be secured by private owners. The government still had control of lines of production like transport and foreign trade.
Dec 30, 1922
The Soviet state of Russia joins the USSR, where it becomes established.
Stalin's Great Purges
1936 - 1938
Stalin, being fearful of opposing citizens, sent millions of people to labor camps in Siberia or to death.
Nicholas II becomes Czar of Russia
Nov 1, 1894
He inherited the throne after his father, Alexander III, died.
Death of Rasputin
Dec 30, 1916
Rasputin was a sexually-driven man who was very important to Russia, because of his good relations to Nicholas II's wife. He was poisoned, shot, had his skull crushed in, and drowned in a river.
Nicholas II abdicated the throne
Mar 15, 1917
Soldiers sent out under his order were convinced to put away their firearms. After that happened, Nicholas II resigned.
Lenin Returns to Russia
Apr 16, 1917
Leader of Bolshevik Party, Vladimir Lenin returns via train to Russia to begin uprising in communism.
Death of the Romanov Family
Jul 17, 1918
The Romanov family was horribly murdered. They were shot, burned, and had acid poured on them. Their bodies were buried in the woods.
Lenin's Series of Strokes
May 26, 1922 - Mar 10, 1923
Lenin suffered three strokes: the first on May 26th, 1922, the second on December 16th, 1922, and the third on March 10th, 1923. He also lost his ability to speak on the last stroke.
Stalin becomes Dictator
1929 - 1953
He led the USSR from an economy-scarce society to one powered by military and industrial development. He controlled his citizens with fear and terror.
Jan 22, 1905
A mob of workers, led by a priest, marched to the Winter Palace to demand rights of the citizens. Nicholas II ordered soldiers to go out there and shoot at the crowd, hurting many. Outrage over these attacks soon followed.
Mar 8, 1917
During this revolution, the Duma took over country, and formed the Russian Provisional Government.
Nov 6, 1917 - Nov 7, 1917
Lenin and his supporters went into provisional government and took over important factors of the country, such as banks and railroad stations. They eventually took over the entire Winter Palace, following by the provisional government.
Bolsheviks Change Names
They changed their named to the Russian Communist Party.
Russia Loses Russo-Japanese War
Sep 5, 1905
When the war over territory in Manchuria and Korea begun on Feb 8, 1904 against Japan, Russia underestimated their power, and soon lost the war.
Russia Joins WWI
Aug 4, 1914
With The Triple Alliance (France and Britain), Russia joins the war against the Central Powers, mostly to keep their own territory.
Civil War (Red and White Armies)
Oct 1917 - Oct 1922
Two opposing views tore Russia apart. The Bolsheviks, or "reds", wanted a communist government. The Bolsheviks, or "whites", did not want anything to do with communism. The Reds won this war.
Russia ends Involvement in WWI (Treaty of Brest-Litovsk)
Mar 3, 1918
Made between Russia and the Central Powers, this treaty ended Russia's involvement in the war.