Russian Revolution

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This course is on the Russian Revolutions which were brought to a close with the Bolsehvik seizure of power in October 1917. It is our goal to have a course on each of the revolutions, so please edit and add when needed. To find Wikipedia pages on specific Russian Revolutions, please go to the bottom of the page.

(School of History)

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Course Syllabus[edit]

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Material[edit]

Questions[edit]

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Important People[edit]

Please see a summary of important people here.

Terms to Know[edit]

Please see the glossary of Terms here.

Short History of Russian Revolutions leading to the October Revolution in 1917[edit]

Dates are correct for the Julian calendar, which was used in Russia until 1918. It was twelve days behind the Gregorian calendar during the 19th century and thirteen days behind it during the 20th century.

Date(s) Event(s)
1855 Start of reign of Tsar Alexander II
1861 Emancipation of the serfs
1866-74 The White Terror
1881 Alexander II assassinated; succeeded by Alexander III
1883 First Russian Marxist group formed
1894 Start of reign of Nicholas II
1898 First Congress of Russian Social Democratic Labour Party (RSDLP)
1900 Foundation of Socialist Revolutionary Party (SR)
1903 Second Congress of Russian Social Democratic Labour Party. Beginning of split between Bolsheviks and Mensheviks.
1904-5 Russo-Japanese War; Russia loses war
1905 Russian Revolution of 1905.
1906 First State Duma. Prime Minister - Petr Stolypin. Agrarian reforms begin
1907 Second State Duma, February - June
1907 Third State Duma, until 1912
1911 Stolypin assassinated
1912 Fourth State Duma, until 1917. Bolshevik/Menshevik split final
1914 Germany declares war on Russia
1915 Serious defeats, Nicholas II declares himself Commander in Chief. Progressive Bloc formed.
1916 Food and fuel shortages and high prices
1917 Strikes and riots; troops summoned to Petrograd

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