Tag: Bloody Sunday

Rollercoaster of a Revolution

The 1905 Revolution in Russia defies succinct summary because the situation changed so radically from month to month (Freeze 252).   The Russian Revolution of 1905 was instrumental in convincing Tsar Nicholas II to attempt the transformation of the Russian government from an autocracy into a constitutional monarchy. In the years prior to the Revolution, diverse social … More Rollercoaster of a Revolution

Bloody Sunday: The Match that lit the Revolution

The massacre in early January 1905 did not begin as a riot or revolt, but simply an organized march by poor urban workers desperate to petition the Tsar who they loved for help. The march began a year earlier in 1904 following the breakdown of the Zubatov experiment, which were police-sponsored trade unions, but they …

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Bloody Sunday: Massacre to Manifesto 20th century Russia was full of bloodshed. Between the World Wars, revolutions, and purges brought on by Stalin, millions of Russian lives were lost. Though civil unrest in Russia had been simmering for hundreds of years, the grievances of the working class came to a boiling point at the turn …

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Father Gapon is Every Russian

By the turn of the 20th century, Tsar Nicholas II was beginning to see the limits of his autocratic rule. Not only was his military in the midst of an embarrassing defeat to the Japanese, but at home his own people were becoming increasingly displeased with Russia’s outdated government. There was a wide range of […]

Bloody Sunday

In January 1905, men, women, and children, marched on the Tsar’s Winter Palahttps://aposplendourseries.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/bloody_sunday.jpgce. However, the Tsar was not there and the march ended in the military shooting into the unarmed protesters, killing over a hundred unarmed people (Freeze 250-251). Out … Continue reading

Bloody Sunday: Did the Tsar Shoot Himself in the Foot?

On January 22, 1905 (January 9 in the old calendar) crowds of unarmed demonstrators marched toward the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg. Mostly industrial workers and their families led by Orthodox priest Father Georgii Gapon, the demonstrators intended to bring a petition before Tsar Nicholas II. The petition called for extensive change; asking for wage … Continue reading “Bloody Sunday: Did the Tsar Shoot Himself in the Foot?”

A Reason to Skip Sunday Mass

The 1905 Russian Revolution In 1905 Russia experienced widespread political and social unrest, which lead to series of reforms. Actions of the revolution included: factory worker strikes, peasant rebellions, and military mutinies. Ultimately the Russian government responded with the establishment of the State Duma, the multi-party system, and the Russian Constitution of 1906. Causes of … Continue reading A Reason to Skip Sunday Mass