The Russian Revolution

RUSSIAN REVOLUTION, 1917. An angry crowd carrying a portrait of Czar Nicholas II to a bonfire in Petrograd during the February Revolution (March 1917). Watercolor, 1917.  Image No. 0129373  Credit: The Granger Collection, NYC — All rights reserved.
Prior to the Russian Revolution of 1917, Russia was an autocratic state.  Rulers, known as Tsars, were known to suppress progressive reforms and democratic ideals. World War I ushered in a new wave of calls for popular sovereignty and government reform.  This situation created an unstable environment and in 1917, the monarchy fell to a "provisional government."  Later that same year, the Provisional Government, too weak to withstand the internal and external pressure, fell to the Bolshevik Party.  A civil war followed this "Bolshevik Revolution," and by 1921 the Bolsheviks solidified their power establishing the Soviet Union. 






Unit 3 - Russian Revolution



















"Russian Revoluion, 1917.  An angry crowd carrying a portrait of Czar Nicholas II to a bonfire in Petrograd during
the February Revolution (March 1917). Watercolor, 1917.
"  Image #0129373 of the Granger Collection, NYC.