The 1905 Russian Revolution was either a fight for the freedom of the workers and peasants, if you were a member of either of those classes or a member of the intelligentsia, or a terroristic uprising bent on destroying the great Russian Empire, if you were a member of the ruling class. This is not a situation unique to the 1905 Russian Revolution, throughout history self-styled freedom fighters have been considered terrorists by the governments they are bent on overthrowing.
On August 27, 1906 revolutionaries in St. Petersburg executed a series of attacks against government and military officials. Gen. Min, a notorious commander who was well-known for his brutal tactics against the revolutionaries, and Premier Stolypin, the Premier of the Russian Empire, were attacked. The Premier managed to escape harm but the General was killed (New York Times).
These types tactics were common for the revolutionaries of 1905 and still are for today’s terrorists. These types of tactics are what make the question of whether people fighting in a revolution are terrorists or freedom fighters. This argument is fought today in news and social media and this has brought a new dynamic to revolutions. Personally I think this argument is an extremely important one to try to understand, but in the end some people will be completely stubborn in their views. For example, the Palestinians are bad and the Israelis are good, or vice versa. These are fights which shape our world and shaped early 20th century Russia. In order to study Revolutionary Russia we do not have to pick a side, but we need to understand the different feelings of each side.