Russian Revolution


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  • In February 1904, Japan attacked Russia at Port Arthur, Manchuria during the Russo-Japanese War.
  • Russo-Japanese War
  • On January 22, 1905, 200,000 workers marched peacefully to the czar's Winter Palace, but the soldiers were ordered by Czar Nicholas II to shoot down these civilians. This day was called "Bloody Sunday".
  • Bloody Sunday
  • In March 1917, riots and protests spread throughout Russia, demanding Czar Nicholas II to step down from the throne. He eventually gave up the throne, and a provisional government was formed.
  • The March Revolution
  • In November 1917, Lenin and the Bolsheviks stormed through the Winter Palace in Petrograd. They overthrew Kerensky and the provisional government. Lenin became the leader of Russia.
  • The Bolshevik Revolution
  • I'm in charge now!
  • Many people did not agree with Lenin being their leader. Leon Trotsky led the Bolshevik Red Army against the White Armies, winning the battle in 1920.
  • Civil War
  • Once Stalin took control after Lenin, he wanted to ensure he kept his power. In 1937, he started the Great Purge, eliminating anyone who threatened his power.
  • Take him away!!
  • The Great Purge
  • NO!!!
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