Russian Revolution of 1905: Topics in Chronicling America
In 1905, Russian strikes, mutinies, and rebellions led to revolutions in their political system. This guide provides access to materials related to the "Russian Revolution of 1905” in the Chronicling America digital collection of historic newspapers.
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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.