Tag: October Manifesto

On the illusion of the order in the state

Revolution is no stranger in history, and defiantly no stranger to Russia. The Revolution of 1905 can be linked to many things within the changing Russian state.  The Russian economy was not in the best of states to begin with; with a vast amount of land, a growing population, and a continuous struggle to make […]

Implications of The Russo-Japanese War

The Russo-Japanese War began in February 1904 and lasted about one and a half years until Russia finally admitted defeat to Japan. In the late 19th century, “Russia’s Asian policy became increasingly expansionist and aggressive” (249), which was the primary reason for Russia’s involvement with war against Japan. Both Russia and Japan wanted territory in … Continue reading “Implications of The Russo-Japanese War”

The Fundamental(ly Flawed) Laws of 1906

Worker strikes, dissatisfied peasants, and a humiliating military defeat to the Japanese left the Russian Empire on the brink of disaster in 1905. In a last ditch attempt to end the massive unrest and revolution, Tsar Nicholas II issued the October Manifesto. The Manifesto, brain-child of Sergei Witte, called for increased personal freedoms and limited representative … Continue reading The Fundamental(ly Flawed) Laws of 1906

What is an Octoberist?

For this week’s blog post, one of the options was to talk about something that interested us about The Revolution of 1905. After reading Chapter 8, I decided to explore into what the October Manifesto is and who the Octoberists are, as well as look into a few things that are associated with those terms […]

The Creation of Soviets

The beginning of protests against the Russian government started in St. Petersburg at the Winter Palace. The Union of Liberation had coordinated with the Assembly of Russian Workingmen and the resulting assembly was meant to be a peaceful mass demonstration led by priest Georgy Gapon. Workers carried religious icons, pictures of Nicholas II and petitions that […]