Tag: Bloody Sunday

From Autocracy to Constitutional Monarchy

The Russian Revolution taking place in 1905 was essential in convincing Tsar Nicholas II to move from an autocratic government towards a constitutional monarchy.  This was the result of the general population recognizing the need for change after being beaten in the Russo-Japanese War just the year before.  It was during this revolution that Bloody…

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…

The Final Crack That Broke The Dam

The revolution of 1905 was years in the making and sprouted out of social unrest from the poorest of people.  The peasant having just been allotted land had to pay taxes on it in order to pay it off making there hardship even worse.  Famine was also present during the time period making many starve. […]

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

Bloody Sunday in St. Petersburg

When I was reading about the Russian Revolution of 1905 one of the topics that I found really interesting was the march that was lead by Georgii Gapon on January 9th of 1905 which would end up being referred to as ‘Bloody Sunday’ in St. Petersburg. Georgii Gapon was a Russian Orthodox Priest and was known as Father Gapon. Father Gapon was the head of …

Bloody Sunday

January 9, 1905 Bloody Sunday, the spark that ignited the 1905 Russian Revolution that would in conjunction with the Russo-Japanese War, reveal the ineptitude of the Czarist Government and force the Government to concede to allowing the establishment of a Duma which is a sort of elected body that would speak for the rights of […]