Category: 2nd Weekly Edition

The October Manifesto

Photo link: Amidst the unrest and rebellion that was taking place in Russia during the early 1900’s, Nicholas II issued a manifesto, which promised an elected legislative body, certain civil and religious freedoms, the right to organize unions and political parties, and other rights that did not once exist for the working class. This manifesto, … Continue reading The October Manifesto

When Blood Flowed Like Water

November 1, 1905– A bloodthirsty mob in Odessa comprising some 300 men, set into a rage by rumors of Jews defiling religious icons and murdering Christians, meets a strong resistance armed with bombs and revolvers supplied by Social Democrat allies. … Continue reading

Russia in 1905 and the Creation of The October Manifesto

In 1905, Tsar Nicholas II (pictured above) issued the “October Manifesto.” The manifesto gave vague promises and fell short of what many revolutionaries wanted. The document had enough substance however, to calm some of the Tsar’s less radical opponents, allowing it to effectively split the revolutionary opposition. Though dividing the revolutionaries, it did not immediately … Continue reading Russia in 1905 and the Creation of The October Manifesto

Assimilation At Its ‘Finest’

“Like Austria-Hungary, Russia was truly a multinational empire… at varying rates and intensity, minority discontent was steadily mounting, especially once Alexander III had made coerced assimilation, though unevenly applied, official policy” (Freeze, 256). Forced (AKA coerced) assimilation: A process of cultural assimilation of religious or ethnic minority groups that is forced into an established and […]

Not All of Us are for the Revoltuion

“1905 was a watershed in the history of the late imperial Russia.”(Freeze 252). During this time there was radical political and social changes across  Russia. There were different elements of the revolution including peasant and worker up-rise, along with military rebellions. Instead of focusing on those against the Russian Empire during the 1905 Revolution, this […]

Neva Stop the Party

The Russian Revolution of 1905 stirred a lot of change within the country. Political parties were not legal before the Revolution, but that did not stop them from existing as we know because they were the ones who stirred the Revolution pot. Under the Tsar, political parties were illegal before 1905. The idea of political… Continue reading Neva Stop the Party