The russian revolution in 1905
Daniela Mora and Mariana Carazo
In February the strikes started to spread all over the cities. Because of all this, on February 4 the Tsar's uncle, Grand Duke Sergei, was killed.
In March and May the russian army and navy were defeated various times by the Japanese, so this led to demands for a change of government. Also in June sailors started to go against the Tsar.
After the sailors started to change sides different groups also started to demand some changes like an elected parliament or the right to form a political party. The other cultures wanted civil rights
While the demands were going on in the cities, the countryside was having also a hard time. Peasant riots spread. Land was seized and landowners' houses were destroyed and burned.
In September, a peace treaty was signed between the Russians and the Japanese. Thousands of troops were free to help with the revolution. The government payed them all so that they wouldn't fight back
In October, a general strike spread from Moscow to other cities. With all the people who were against the Tsar. They all built barricades in the streets
On October 26, the St Petersburg Soviet of Workers' Deputies was formed. Representatives from factories met to co-ordinate strike action.
By December with all of his troops back in Russia, the Tsar felt strong enough to defeat them. He sent out forces to close down the St Petersburg Soviet and sent out troops to defeat all the peasants.
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