Tag: Tsar Nicholas II

The Event That Started It All

The Russian Revolution of 1905 began in Saint Petersburg on January 22nd when soldiers of the Imperial Guard fired upon unarmed workers led by Father Gapon. Gapon and the rest of the demonstrators were marching to the Winter Palace in order to petition Tsar Nicholas II. The Tsar made a mistake by not appearing before […]

The Russian Boston Massacre

Americans are familiar with what occurred on March 5, 1770 in Boston Massachusetts. The event known as the Boston Massacre was heard across the thirteen colonies and added another ounce of gun powder to the rifle which would fire the “shot heard round the world.” Americans across the country still study this past event as…

Bloody Sunday

January 22, 1905, which quickly became known as Bloody Sunday, is often noted as one of the events that triggered the revolution in Russia. The country was in turmoil under Romanov Czar Nicholas II who had allowed Russia to become corrupt and oppressive since he took power in 1894. This, among other factors, caused revolutionary leaders…

Bloody Sunday

The Russian Revolution of 1905 was a period of public unrest and opposition against the Government following the combination of many social and economic issues. One of which was labor issues following the emancipation of the serfs by the Tsar. A new working … Continue reading

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”