Russian Revolution 1916-1924

Events

Assaniation of Rasputin (12/1/1916)

12/1/1916

They shot him three times and then tied him up and threw him into the Neva River. he drowned, but not before he had managed to untie the knots underwater.

Bread Rationing (2-07-1917)

2-07-1917

The government introduced bread rationing in the capital city after the price of bread had dramatically increased. Many of the women who waited in lines for bread also worked 12 hour shifts at factories.

Petrograd Strikes (3-01-1917)

3-01-1917

A series of strikes broke out in the capital city of Petrograd (formerly St. Petersberg). Actions of working-class women helped changed course of Russian history.

Women 'Peace and Bread" March (3/8/1917)

3/8/1917

About 10,000 women marched through Petrograd demanding " Peace and Bread" and "Down with Autocracy."

General Strike During "Peace and Bread" March (3/10/1917)

3/10/1917

The women were joined by many workers and they organized a general strike that shut down all factories in the city.

Provisional government Established urging Tsar to step down (3/12/1917)

3/12/1917

The Duma, or legislative body met and established a Provisional Government hta t urged the tsar to step down.

Nicholas II Steps Down (3/15/1917)

3/15/1917

Without support of army or even the aristocrats Nicholas II steped down.

Lenin going to Russia (4/1/1917)

4/1/1917

Hoping to create disorder in Russia, the German military leaders shipped Lenin to Russia.

Royal Family of Russia Moved to Tobolsk, Serbia (8/1/1917)

8/1/1917

After being taken into captivity they were moved to Tobolsk, Serbia.

Lenin Signing of the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk (3/3/1918)

3/3/1918

Lenin signed the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk with Germany and gave up eastern Poland, ukraine, Finaland, and the Baltic provinces.

Royal Family of Russia Moved to Ekaterinburg (4/1/1918)

4/1/1918

Royal Family of Russia Moved once again, this time to Ekaterinburg, a mining town in the Urals.

Local Soviets Murder the Tsar and His Family (6/16/1918)

6/16/1918

Local soviets murderd the tsar and his fmaily and burnded their bodies in a nearby mine shaft.

Germans Stopped at Battle of the Marne (7/18/1918)

7/18/1918

Germans advance is stopped at Battle of the Marne.

Was was lost for Germany (9/29/1918)

9/29/1918

General Ludendorff informed German leaders that the war was lost. He demaneded that the governmetn sue for peace at once.

Sailors in Kiel Northern Germany mutiny (11/3/1918)

11/3/1918

The sailors in Kiel, in northern Germany, munitied.

William II Left Country (11/9/1918)

11/9/1918

William II gave into public pressure and left the country

The Social Democrats established a democtaric republic in Germany (11/9/1918)

11/9/1918

The Social Democrats established a democtaric republic in Germany.

German Government Agreed to Armistice (11/11/1918)

11/11/1918

Two days later, the new German governent agreed to armistice. The war was over, but the revolutionary forces set in motion by the war were not yet exhausted.

End of War (11/11/1918)

11/11/1918

The allied had origonally sent troops to Russia to encourage the Russians to remain in the war. With the end of the war on November 11, 1918, however, the Allied troops were no longer needed.

Social Democrats formed the German Communist Party (12/1/1918)

12/1/1918

However a group of radical socialists, unhappy with the modernate policies of the Social Democrats, formed the German Communist Party.