Russia Glossary - Key Events

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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…


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