Question by allyVampRose: What started the Russian revolution of 1917?
LIke what started it and really anything about it as long as it’s in chronological order. If you have any links I’ll take that too ! Thanks everyone! 🙂 <3 Answers and Views:
Answer by Siddy Shanks
Expanded chronology of events during the Revolution of 1917
Gregorian Date Julian Date Event
January Strikes and unrest in Petrograd.
February February Revolution.
8th March 23rd February International Women’s Day: strikes and demonstrations in Petrograd, growing over the next few days.
11th March 26th February 50 demonstrators killed in Znamenskaya Square Tsar Nicholas II prorogues the State Duma and orders commander of Petrograd military district to suppress disorders with force.
12th March 27th February * Troops refuse to fire on demonstrators, deserters. Prisons, courts, and police bumbs attacked and looted by angry crowds.
* Okhrana buildings set on fire. Garrison joins revolutionaries.
* Petrograd Soviet formed.
* Formation of Provisional Committee of the Duma by liberals from Constitutional Democratic Party (Kadets).
14th March 1st March Order No.1 of the Petrograd Soviet.
15th March 2nd March Nicholas II abdicates. Provisional Government formed under Prime Minister Prince Lvov.
16th April 3rd April Return of Lenin to Russia. He publishes his April Theses.
3rd May–4th 20th April–21st “April Days”: mass demonstrations by workers, soldiers, and others in the streets of Petrograd and Moscow triggered by the publication of the Foreign Minister Miliukov’s note to the allies, which was interpreted as affirming commitment to the war policies of the old government. First Provisional Government falls.
18th May 5th May First Coalition Government forms when socialists, representatives of the Soviet leadership, agree to enter the cabinet of the Provisional Government. Kerensky, the only socialist already in the government, made minister of war and navy.
16th June 3rd June First All-Russian Congress of Workers’ and Soldiers’ Deputies opens in Petrograd. Closed on 24th. Elects Central Executive Committee of Soviets (VTsIK), headed by Mensheviks and SRs.
23rd June 10th June Planned Bolshevik demonstration in Petrograd banned by the Soviet.
29th June 16th June Kerensky orders offensive against Austro-Hungarian forces. Initial success only.
1st July 18th June Official Soviet demonstration in Petrograd for unity is unexpectedly dominated by Bolshevik slogans: “Down with the Ten Capitalist Ministers”, “All Power to the Soviets”.
15th July 2nd July Russian offensive ends. Trotsky joins Bolsheviks.
16th July–17th 3rd July–4th The “July Days”; mass armed demonstrations in Petrograd, encouraged by the Bolsheviks, demanding “All Power to the Soviets”.
19th July 6th July German and Austro-Hungarian counter-attack. Russians retreat in panic, sacking the town of Tarnopol. Arrest of Bolshevik leaders ordered.
20th July 7th July Lvov resigns and asks Kerensky to become Prime Minister and form a new government. Established 25 Julyth.
4th August 22nd July Trotsky and Lunacharskii arrested.
8th September 26th August Second coalition government ends.
8th September–12th 26th August–30th “Kornilov mutiny”. Begins when the commander-in-chief of the Russian army, General Lavr Kornilov, demands (or is believed by Kerensky to demand) that the government give him all civil and military authority and moves troops against Petrograd.
13th September 31st August Majority of deputies of the Petrograd Soviet approve a Bolshevik resolution for an all-socialist government excluding the bourgeoisie.
14th September 1st September Russia declared a republic.
17th September 4th September Trotsky and others freed.
18th September 5th September Bolshevik resolution on the government wins majority vote in Moscow Soviet.
2nd October 19th September Moscow Soviet elects executive committee and new presidium, with Bolshevik majorities, and the Bolshevik Viktor Nogin as chairman.
8th October 25th September Third coalition government formed. Bolshevik majority in Petrograd Soviet elects Bolshevik Presidium and Trotsky as chairman.
23rd October 10th October Bolshevik Central Committee meeting approves armed uprising.
24th October 11th October Congress of Soviets of the Northern Region, until 13 Octoberth.
2nd November 20th October First meeting of the Military Revolutionary Committee of the Petrograd Soviet.
7th November 25th October October Revolution is launched as MRC directs armed workers and soldiers to capture key buildings in Petrograd. Winter Palace attacked at 9:40pm and captured at 2am. Kerensky flees Petrograd. Opening of the 2nd All-Russian Congress of Soviets.
8th November 26th October Second Congress of Soviets: Mensheviks and right SR delegates walk out in protest against the previous day’s events. Congress approves transfer of state authority into its own hands and local power into the hands of local soviets of workers’, soldiers’, and peasants’ deputies, abolishes capital punishment, issues Decree on Peace and Decree on Land, and approves the formation of an all-Bolshevik government, the Council of People’s Commissars (Sovnarkom),
Answer by Bert H
Too lenghty to bother with.
Summary: The rich and spoiled royalty not understanding that it is the peasants that rule in the long run.
Look what not listening got the royalty – DEATH.
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