Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The First Russian Revolution

A train overturned by striking workers at the main railway depot in Tiflis in 1905
The Revolution of 1905 was a wave of mass political and social unrest that spread through vast areas of the Russian Empire. Some of it was directed against the government, while some was undirected. It included worker strikes, peasant unrest, and military mutinies. It led to the establishment of limited constitutional monarchy, the State Duma of the Russian Empire, the multi-party system, and the Russian Constitution of 1906.

“I went up and had some work done on my teeth this morning.  This evening Lettie and I spent at Will Van Heusens.  Very stormy all day and evening.”

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