Week 2 Posts

Father Gapon’s role in Bloody Sunday

Bloody Sunday, 9th January 1905, seemed to have been one of the most crucial mistakes Nicholas II made during his whole reign. In one day, he dealt a devastating blow to Tsarism and the belief that they were chosen by God. The order, to allow peaceful protestors in St.Petersburg, holding images of Nicholas II and […]

Bloody Sunday, 1905

Bloody Sunday occurred on January 22nd, 1905 in St. Petersbrg, Russia.  It happened during a peaceful protest with unarmed citizens, mostly poor laborers, against Tsar Nicholas II over undesirable Tsarist policies.  Multiple groups, lead by Georgy Gapon, a Russian Orthodox Priest, were converging on the Winter Palace when the massacre took place.  The plan was…

Mutiny on the Black Sea

Rotten Borsch? That sounds like something that prisoners in Siberia should be eating. In 1905 though, that was the standard food for enlisted soldiers on board the Battleship Potemkin. Most would be so inclined that sailors in the Tzar’s Imperial Fleet would be given top of the line food, considering there past supremacy on the …read more

Bloody Sunday

The 1905 Russian Revolution brought about extreme political unrest.  Some of the most notable problems leading up to the revolution were “agrarian problems, labor and nationality problems (Freeze).”  Growing number of peasants and working class began to form revolts. The moment I found to be most significant took place in St. Petersburg.  In 1904 Industrial […]

The 1905 Revolution

As the turn of the century passed, there was a lot going on in Russia. The nation was still working out the kinks of a national industrialization that had only really started twenty years ago, and had not gotten very far. There were many, many problems here, as many political activists were clear to point […]

Alexander Guchkov and the Octobrists

On October 17 Tsar Nicholas II issued the The Manifesto on the Improvement of the State Order (more commonly known as the October Manifesto).  The Manifesto essentially acted as a predecessor to Russia’s first constitution by promising to grant basic civil liberties, allow more widespread participation in the Duma (Russian parliament), and introduce universal male suffrage. […]