Russian Revolution of 1917 - Ryan Duong, Derek Brown

Cummings 3B


February Revolution

March 8, 1917 - March 11, 1917

This was the first of two revolutions in 1917. The revolution lasted less than a week and was confined to the capitol city.

Tsar Nicholas II Abdictates His Throne

March 15, 1917

The army garrison joined striking workers in demanding socialist reforms, and Tsar Nicholas II steps down from the throne. He, his wife, his children, and some servants were shot and executed.

Vladimir Lenin Returns From Exile

April, 1917

Vladimir Lenin, leader of the Bolshevik party in exile, returns to Petrograd

Alexander Kerensky becomes Prime Minister

July 11, 1917

Alexander Kerensky becomes Prime Minister of the Provisional Government

Storming of Winter Palace

October 25, 1917

The Winter Palace, the last refuge of the Provisional Government, is taken by the Bolsheviks. The Council of People's Commissars, led by Lenin, takes control of Russia.

October Revolution

October 25, 1917 - November 7, 1917

Taking place in Petrograd, this revolution overthrew the russian Provision Government and gave power to the soviets.

War: Poland & Bolshevik Russia

January, 1918

Poland Declares War on Russia

Czechoslovak Legion Revolts

May, 1918

The Czechoslovak legion revolts against the Bolshevik government.

Tsar Nicholas Executed

July 17, 1918

Tsar Nicholas was executed along with his family in Ekaterinburg.

Decree On Red Terror

September, 1918

The Bolshevik government issues the decree "On Red Terror" and 10,000 people are executed in the first month