Czar Nicholas II take the throne from his father, who died of kidney inflammation, and the Russian Army High Command suggested that Nicholas abdicate. Two days later he renounced his throne peacefully. He and his family were arrested.
January 9, 1905
Resulted in the dispersal of the workers' procession which began the 1905 Russian Revolution
The 1905 Revolution
January 22, 1905 - June 16, 1907
The Russian Revolution of 1905 was a wave of mass political and social unrest that spread through vast areas of the Russian Empire, some of which was directed at the government.
WWI in Russia
August 1, 1914 - March 3, 1918
Between 1873-1887, Russia was allied with Germany and Austria-Hungary in the League of the Three Emperors, then with Germany in the 1887-1890 Reinsurance Treaty; both collapsed due to the competing interests of Austria and Russia in the Balkans
The February Revolution
March 8, 1917 - March 16, 1917
The February Revolution, known in Soviet historiography as the February Bourgeois Democratic Revolution and sometimes as the March Revolution, was the first of two revolutions which took place in Russia in 1917.
Lenin and the Great October Revolution
October 24 1917 - October 25 1917
The October Revolution had followed and capitalized on the February Revolution earlier in the year. The February Revolution had overthrown the Tsarist autocracy, resulting in a provisional government.
The Soviet Union Under Lenin
November 8, 1917 - January 21, 1924
His administration defeated right and left-wing anti-Bolshevik armies in the Russian Civil War from 1917 to 1922 and oversaw the Polish–Soviet War of 1919–1921.