the russian revolution

by irene dillon, matthew still, and brock melton

how and why the revolution started

it started because of the high income the people had to pay

important people of the revolution

Alexander the second

abolished serfdom

Vladimir linen

founder of Bolshevik party

important events


  • July 17 - August 10 (July 30 - August 23 NS) - The Russian Social-Democratic Labor Party (RSDLP) meeting in which the Party splits into two factions: Mensheviks ("minority") and Bolsheviks (majority)


  • December 8 (December 20 NS) - Lenin is arrested, kept in solitary confinement for 13 months, and then exiled to Siberia for three years


  • February 23-27 (March 8-12 NS) - The February Revolution begins with strikes, demonstrations, and mutinies in Petrograd (also called the March Revolution if following the Gregorian calendar)
  • March 2 (March 15 NS) - Czar Nicholas II abdicates and includes his son. The following day, Nicholas' brother, Mikhail announced his refusal to accept the throne. Provisional Government formed
  • April 3 (April 16 NS) - Lenin returns from exile and arrives in Petrograd via a sealed train
  • July 3-7 (July 16-20 NS) - The July Days begin in Petrograd with spontaneous protests against the Provisional Government; after the Bolsheviks unsuccessfully try to direct these protests into a coup, Lenin is forced into hiding
  • July 11 (July 24 NS) - Alexander Kerensky becomes Prime Minister of the Provisional Government
  • August 22-27 (September 4-9 NS) - The Kornilov Affair, a failed coup by General Lavr Kornilov, commander of the Russian Army
  • October 25 (November 7 NS) - The October Revolution - the Bolsheviks take over Petrograd (also called the November Revolution if following the Gregorian calendar)
  • October 26 (November 8 NS) - The Winter Palace, the last holdout of the Provisional Government, is taken by the Bolsheviks; the Council of People's Commissars (abbreviated as Sovnarkom), led by Lenin, is now in control of Russia


  • February 1/14 - The new Bolshevik government converts Russia from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar turning February 1 into February 14
  • March 3 - The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, between Germany and Russia, is signed and takes Russia out of World War I
  • March 8 - The Bolshevik Party changes its name to the Communist Party
  • March 11 - The capital of Russia is changed from St. Petersburg to Moscow
  • June - Russian civil war begins
  • July 17 - Czar Nicholas II and his family are executed
  • August 30 - An assassination attempt leaves Lenin seriously wounded

the effects of the revolution

  • end of an autocratic rule
  • establishment of a socialist govt.
  • educational reforms
  • industrial growth n economic development
  • withdrawal of russia frm the world war
  • emergence of russia as a major power of world
  • equal rights to all nationalities

the final result of the revolution

no because in the begin they just wanted more respect and they did not want to pay alot of income but they ended up getting a new government.