Russia Glossary - Key Events
Emancipation - The granting of freedom. In 1861, the serfs of Russia were emancipated.
"The Reaction" - Term sometimes used by historians to describe the policies of Alexander III, following the assassination of his father.
The Great Spurt - The nickname given to the period of economic development when Witte controlled the Russian economy in the 1890's.
Bloody Sunday - Name given to the massacre of peaceful demonstrators in 1905. Recognised as one of the most important short-term causes for the 1905 revolution.
Potemkin - The name of the battleship on which Russian sailors mutinied. Another event of the 1905 revolution.
Dual Power - Period between the two revolutions in 1917 where…