Sunday, January 22, 2012

Bloody Sunday

Demonstrators march to the Winter Palace
Bloody Sunday was a massacre on January 22, 1905 in St. Petersburg, Russia, where unarmed, peaceful demonstrators marching to present a petition to Tsar Nicholas II were gunned down by the Imperial Guard while approaching the city center and the Winter Palace from several gathering points. The shooting did not occur in the Palace Square. Bloody Sunday was an event with grave consequences for the Tsarist regime, as the disregard for ordinary people shown by the massacre undermined support for the state. The events which occurred on this Sunday were assessed by historians, including Lionel Kochan in his book Russia in Revolution 1890-1918 to be one of the key events which led to the eventual Russian Revolution of 1917

“Sorted some potatoes to draw to town and drew to J.B. Walker 2270# of hay.  Pleasant day.”

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