Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Russian Revolution of 1905 (Part 10)

Tsar Nicholas II giving an opening speech of the First Duma
The October Manifesto propelled Russia to constitutionalism and parliamentary government. Yet, Tsar Nicholas planned to revive his powers as an autocratic ruler. Explore how Russia's new age of freedom transpired and how Tsar Nicholas perverted the contents of the Manifesto for his benefit.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The Russian Revolution of 1905 (Part 9)

Demonstration of October 17, 1905 by Ilya Repin
With the economy ceased and people rallied in streets against the Tsar and his autocratic powers, the Russian government faced paralysis and tougher challenges. In face of this, the Tsar ultimately conceded to reforms by signing the October Manifesto. Explore what were the contents of the October Manifesto and its effect to the Revolution of 1905.

Monday, March 21, 2016

The Russian Revolution of 1905 (Part 8)

The Potemkin achored in Constanta (July 1905)
As the Russian Empire plunged into anarchy, officials discussed measures to abate the situation, including the need for reforms. But the Tsar hesitated for any reforms. Explore how the government acted upon the proposed reforms that ultimately resulted to the October Manifesto continuing crisis that shook the government.

Friday, March 18, 2016

The Russian Revolution of 1905 (Part 7)

Drawing of Workers in Narva Gate during Bloody Sunday
With the events of Bloody Sunday, the people rose up in support of the victims of the massacre. Reformist sentiments roared loudly as a result. Revolutionaries shouted for the ousting of the Tsar. Explore the events on the aftermath of Bloody Revolution that formed the Revolution of 1905.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Russian Revolution of 1905 (Part 6)

Bloody Sunday, in Narva Gate, Fr. Gapon led the workers
With reforms and freedom constrained for decades, a war mishandled and a door opened for expression, Russians cried for changes Russia’s autocratic rule. They demanded civil rights, freedom, and social justice. But with a massacre in a cold January day, events spiraled out of control resulting to the Revolution of 1905. Explore how the event the 1905 Revolution transpired and brought the Tsardom went near the brink.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Russian Revolution of 1905 (Part 5)

Pyotr Sviatopolk-MirskyWith the assignation of Interior Minister Plehve, a new Interior Minister, Pyotr Sviatopolk-Mirsky, relaxed controls against dissent. The relaxation resuscitated hopes of reforms. The Tsar fueled further calls for reforms when he plunged the country into the terrible Russo-Japanese War. Explore how the reformist movements restarted and the factor of the Russo-Japanese War contributed to the Russian Revolution of 1905.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Russian Revolution of 1905 (Part 4)

Vyacheslav von Plehve
Sentiments towards reforms and nationalism as embodied by parties and nourished by new political ideologies. Various parties then took root and nourish to various institution where Russians meet, talk, and see the wrongs in Russia. But the government continued to be oblivious to change and continued to repress signs of them. Explore how various institutions played a role in spreading the spirit of reforms amongst Russian and how the government acted to subdue them before the Revolution of 1905.

Monday, March 14, 2016

The Russian Revolution of 1905 (Part 3)

Jonas Basanavicius
The Russian heartland saw the rise of various political parties embodying different ideologies and aspirations of the people. But besides the Russian, non-Russian minorities under the Empire also forged their own political parties. Explore these political parties in the satellite territories of the Russian Empire.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

The Russian Revolution of 1905 (Part 2)

Marx (Left) and Engels (Right)
Russia’s course in the last 50 years of the 19th century saw changes in policies, society, and economy. The situations created new challenges and aspirations. With infusion of new ideologies, it led to the creation of political movements and parties. Explore what were the ideologies that spread and political parties that emerged, which played key roles in the Russian Revolution of 1905.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

The Russian Revolution of 1905 (Part 1)

Coronation of Nicholas II
The 1905 Revolution shook the Russian Empire's foundation bringing change to its autocratic government. But its outcome created a profound change in the course of Russian History. Explore more how the Russian Revolution of 1905 transpired and how it changed Russia.