Important people and events from Russian revolution?

Question by Rebecca: Who are 10 Important people from the russian revolution and important events from the russian revolution?
This is for a project .
we are using russian dolls where you take the head off one and there is more inside.
we need to use 10 different people as the dolls and they need to be important people in the russian revolution.
we are making them out of paper mache and we need the ideas for the people.
we also need important events that we can pull out of each person .
we arent sure who to do for each and what events to put in.

Thanks for your help !

Best answer:

Answer by Poor Horatio
There was more than one Russian revolution and you did not specify which one you are investigating.

Click on the source links I posted below for a large list of people who were involved that you can choose from.

Have fun.

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  1. Jacweenis says

    Tsar Nicholas II (leader):
    You could do The Bloody Sunday Massacre for him or the October Manifesto. Bloody Sunday was in 1905 when the Working Class went to the winter palace in St Petersburg to hand him a petition, they asked for better working conditions, freedom of speech and civil rights, they also asked for representation in government so that their voice could be heard. The government at this stage was 'Autocracy' it was set up so that only the Tsar can pass laws, he can do whatever he wants. All the workers marched outside of the Winter Palace and teh Tsar didn't know what was going on so his soldiers Killed over 100 of them. After this the Tsar lost trust and confidence of his people so he issued the 'Obtober Manifesto' it stated people wee now entitled to better working conditions, feedom of speech, universal primary education, and a state duma (a person to represent the poorer people in government)

    Proletarit (as named by Revolutionary Karl Marx) or Working Class.
    The working class were uneducated poor people. They worked tirelessly in fields and factories for tiny amounts of money and were exploited by their ladowners & bussiness owners. An event for them could be Bloody Sunday.

    Upper class.
    'The Upper Class' was made up of people who were wealthy by inheritance, they did hardly any work but were paid ridiculous amounts of money.

    Bourgeoisie (factory & business owners)
    'Bourgeoisie or Middle Class' were business or factory owners, they worked very hard to uphold their businesses but exploited the lower working classes by paying them tiny wages and keeping a lot of profits for themselves.

    Sergie Witte,
    He was the Tsar's Minister of finance, to strengthen Russia's economy he made a number of reforms from 1893 to 1903. He boosted the economy by persuading other countries to invest in their military forces, he had railways built to improve importing and exporting goods, he built many factories and had the poor classes move into the cities to work in them. This caused the terrible conditions that led to the Bloody Sunday petition. The factory workers worked very long hours for a tiny wage and high tax, they lived in apartments with 17 people, six to a room. He stabilised the economy but made a terrible social impact. He was then made Prime Minister and it was he and Obelensky (another one of the Tsar's associates) who wrote the October Manifesto following Bloody Sunday, all the Tsar had to do wa sign it and even then he thought it was a terrible decision but it was his only choice to stay in power as the people no longer trusted him.

    Karl Marx,
    Born in Germany, he created Marxism. Marxism is basically Communism, where the government take everyones money and possesions, then split them equally between the entire population. It benefits the poor but is very inconvinient for the rich. Karl Marx was a writer and spread his ideas about communism throughout the world. They were very basic though, just outlining the idea of a 'Classless Utopia'

    Vladimir Llyich Ulyanov (Lenin)
    Lenin was a commited Marxist, he followed Karl Marx and his writings, He wrote about his own ideas for a revolution and was exiled to Siberia 1895-1899, released in 1900 and then exiled again from 1906-1917. He took Marx's vague ideas and turned them into a strategy developed for Russia, step-by-step instructions of how to intergrate Marxism into Russian society. The event you could do for him was after Tsar Nicolas II abducated in 1917 following all the protests to overthrow him, Lenin took over as Leader but only for a short time as he suffered three strokes, after the second he couldnt move or speak, he died after the third.

    Trotsky was another big Revolutionary, he established the St Petersburg Soviet, which was an elected group of workers opposed to Tsarism. He voiced his contreversial opininions about the 'October Manifesto' he thought it was ridiculous and nothing the manifesto described was intended to be given. he said "everything is given, yet nothing is given". Trotsky was eventually exiled for life to Siberia by Sergie Witte.

    Stolypin replaced Sergie Witte as Prime Minister and made a number of reforms to save the Tsar and make him more popular with the people. He made it so that peasants could buy land from the government for an affordable price, they could move out of the villages which were before compulsory, they were allowed to take out credit to pay for land. A better tax system was made so that the poor didnt have to pay as much, compulsory primary education was introduced, financial aid was given to elderly, sick, disablement. Night and underground work was banned from teenagers, children and women & the maximum working day was shortened. This made the people have faith in the Tsar again. After the outbreak of Revolutionaries like Marx & Lenin, Stolypin became famous for how he dealt with them, he executed so many Revolutionaries that the hangman's noose was given

  2. ImitationOfLife says

    Let's see…do they have to be specific people or important groups? I'll include some important groups

    There's Leon Trotsky, Josef Stalin, Nicholas II of Russia, Vladimir Lenin, Karl Marx, the Proletariat, the Pacifists, the Russian Orthodox Church, and the Western Powers

  3. CML says

    well 10 imporant events are (in chronological order):
    -army joins in revolutions
    -order number1
    -provisional government brought in
    -czar abdicates
    -lenin comes to russia (from germany i believe)
    -July days
    -There was some either an assassination or attempted assassination of some guy….started with a K, can't remember his name thought, but it was important
    -lenin returns from exile
    -storming of winter palace
    -decree of land and peace

    You can do some research on who caused those events, but some are self explanitory ie czar abdicating

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