With strikes that transcend nearly every profession, food shortages and frequent riots, Russia is close to collapsing. The country is in a state of chaos, and no one seems to be even considering compromising. America can only watch as Russia descends into turmoil. Read more about it!
The information in this guide focuses on primary source materials found in the digitized historic newspapers from the digital collection Chronicling America.
The timeline below highlights important dates related to this topic and a section of this guide provides some suggested search strategies for further research in the collection.
|January 23, 1905||Bloody Sunday, a culmination of discontentment with war, hunger and rights, occurs; thousands dead or wounded.|
|February 21, 1905||University of St. Petersburg students join strike.|
|February 27, 1905||Analysis of Zemstvos’ roles in revolution.|
|March 20, 1905||The need for autocracy in Russia.|
|May 14, 1905||Associated Press general manager analyzes Russian society.|
|June 28, 1905||Potemkin Mutiny, leading to military strikes.|
|October 31, 1905||Revolution and strike much escalated; Russia in danger of collapse; October Manifesto.|
|December 24, 1905||Battle of the Barricades.|
|December 30, 1905||Barricades surrender; Timeline of Revolution.|
|May 10, 1906||Russian Duma convenes for the first time.|