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Russian dates...
During Alexander 111 rule...
April 1881 ­ Alexander 111's manifesto, this declared that absolute political power resided
in the tsar
Between 1882 and 1889 ­ 14 newspapers were banned for displaying liberal tendencies
press freedom was severely restricted, foreign books were also
1884 ­ Universities lost their self ­ government and came under government control.
University fees were also increased to exclude all but the very wealthy
1855 - Russian was made the official language for the whole country, with all
documents having to be in Russian and all other languages were forbidden in
schools and the Russian dress code was promoted, many areas such as
Lithuania and Estonia were badly affected by this. Jews and their attacks which were
also approved of by the government made situation worse
1889 ­ Universities temporarily closed down due to strikes by the students
demonstrating against government control
1894 ­ Pobedonstev's death, by this time he had turned the clocks back in terms of social
and political reform, with much of the work done by tsar liberator was now undone
1891 ­ A catastrophic famine

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October 1894 ­ Alexander died at age of 49 because of kidney disease and was then
succeeded by his son
During Nicholas 11's rule...
1892 to 1903 ­ the great spurt under Witte, although he was known as
being the person most associated with industrialisation
the path was previously lay by his predecessors
Vyshnegradksy and Bunge.…read more

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Between 1906 and 1912 - a thousand newspapers ceased publication, and 600 trade unions
were forced to close
During 1908 and 1909 - Stolypin's courts convicted 16,500 people of political crimes
From 1906 ­ 1911 ­ Stolypin embarked on a reform programme that transformed the
9th November 1906 ­ this freed the peasants from the peasants from the control of the
commune, they now when wanting to leave did not need the
permission from majority of members
15th November 1906 ­ peasant land bank…read more

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The government also then ended up printing more money which
led to prices rising over 200
19th February 1917 ­ the government announced that bread rationing would begin on 1st
March, this lead to panic buying of various foodstuffs.…read more

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Petrograd, however
Kerensky panicked thinking that he was going to attack the government and
released a lot of Bolsheviks and arming them to defend the city.…read more

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­ Russia suffered a major famine because the peasants were producing less grain and
because of this there was a huge decrease in the number of people, over half of the
working population just disappeared and this was the class that he had hoped to
build on
March 1921 ­ Kronstadt rebellion, when Lenin took power in October, the Kronstadt were
his most loyal supporters as they had helped his rise to power.…read more


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