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1905 9th Jan Tsarist troops open fire on a peaceful demonstration of workers in St Petersburg.
1911-1914 A new wave of workers unrest ends with the outbreak of the First World War.
1917 Feb The Tsar abdicates when he hears that Moscow too has joined the Revolution.
1917 June 3 First All-Russia Congress of Workers and Soldiers Soviets opens.
1905 October- 1905 December General Strike sweeps Russia which ends when the Tsar promises a constitution.
1917 Oct The Bolsheviks overthrow the Provisional government on the eve of the meeting of 2nd All-Russia Congress of Soviets.
1918 March The Bolsheviks accept the dictated peace of Brest-Litovsk.
1924 Lenin dies. Trotsky is defeated by a triumvirate of Stalin, Kamenev and Zinoviev.
1918 April 12th Moscow headquarters of the anarchists surrounded and attacked by Bolshevik troops
1919 White Armies attack the Bolsheviks from all directions but the Red Army is finally victorious.
1917 Dec (early) Congress of Socialist Revolutionaries results in victory for the left under Chernov.
1918 Jan 28th Trotsky denounces the German Peace Terms as unacceptable and walks out of the peace negotiations at Brest- Litovsk.
1918 16 July Gorky's Novaia Zhizn , the last opposition paper, banned.
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