Timeline leading up to the 1917 revolution

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Timeline leading up to the 1917 revolution

 


Date(s)

Event(s)

1855

Start of reign of Tsar Alexander II.

1861

Emancipation of the serfs.

1874–81

Growing anti-government terrorist movement and government reaction.

1881

Alexander II assassinated by revolutionaries; succeeded by Alexander III.

1883

First Russian Marxist group formed.

1894

Start of reign of Nicholas II.

1898

First Congress of Russian Social Democratic Labour Party (RSDLP).

1900

Foundation of Socialist Revolutionary Party (SR).

1903

Second

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