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.
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- Ruairi Hipkin
- Tad Beavers
- Marat Fidarov
- Mattias Groenig
- Maria, the Russian translator
- Shokoladnyi Zayac
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Terms to Know 
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Short History of Russian Revolutions leading to the October Revolution in 1917 
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.
|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|
|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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