“Red Guard Peace Demonstration on Marsovaya Pola.”


May 1896 – Tsar Nicolas II Coronation

1904-05 – Russo-Japanese War

Jan 22, 1905 – Bloody Sunday

Oct 30, 1905 – October Manifesto

1914 – Beginning of WWI

Feb/March 1917 Revolution – Lenin takes power

Oct/Nov 1917 Revolution – Tsar abdicates

PRECONDITIONS – Long term causes

  • Economic Dowturn
  • Psychological – Discontent
  • Political – Corruption & Inefficieny
  • Political – Division in ruling classes
  • Social – Poverty
  • Social – Class struggle


PRECIPITANTS – Short term causes/Catalysts

  • War
  • General Strike
  • Mutiny


Morecombe, Margot, and Mark Fielding. The Spirit of Change. Mcgraw-Hill Book Co, 1998, p. 3.

Punch Magazine. “‘Voici Le Sabre de Mon Père.’”

Library Books 

Library books for this topic can be found in a few different places.

  • The Nonfiction section under the Dewey Decimal number 947 – 947.084
  • On the Book Shelf in Mr Pickering’s room (ask your teacher for help locating these items)

This is the link to a Destiny Collection showing all the books we have on this topic.


This icon is linked to a basic search yielding 30,811 results and 209 image results (From ARTSTOR).

You may like to further limit the results by Academic content, e.g. Book Chapters, or Primary Source contnet, e.g. Documents or Serials.

Some other helpful sear terms could be:

Please Note – You need to be ON CAMPUS to access JSTOR. You can then also login with Google to save your searches, bookmark materials etc.


This icon is linked to the search results in EBSCO – Books Collection, Nonfiction books and Academic Search Ultimate – Full Text results only.

You may wish to further limit the search by source type, e.g. Books or Document type, e.g. Historical Materials.

Some other helpful search terms could be: 

Please Note – You will need to login using the details available on Veracross if you are accessing this material from home.


This icon is linked to the search results in Kanopy – 2 pages of documentaries.

You may want to further limit the results by Subjects, e.g. History – Modern.

Please Note – You will need to use the login details available on Veracross.

Rivera, Diego. “La Revolución Rusa O La Tercera Internacional.”

Other Online Sources

Online Encyclopedias

1914-1918 International Encyclopedia of the First World War

This is the landing page for Articles, Encyclopedia Entries and Images for the Russian Empire. Remeber to scroll down and ‘Mine’ the references.

Newspapers & Magazines

Smithsonian Magazine – search results for “Russian Revolution

Scroll down to find articles about the Russian Revolution and World War I: 100 years later.

BBC History – War and Revolution in Russia 1914 – 1921

This page has been archived and is no longer updated, but the information is still accessible here.

Museums & Libraries

British Library – Seach results for “Russian Rvolution”

Includes: Articles / Collection Items / People / Glossary

FImage and film Galleries

Net Film – “revolution” newsreels and historical clips

A collection of newsreels and clisp showing events and life during the “Revolution”.

“Gregory Rasputin.”

Google Scholar

Google Scholar search – “Russian Revolution”

The majority of these results are books or chapters from books. Don’t forget to look for downloadable pdfs.

You can also further limit your search using the Advanced Search Option.


Soviet History Archive

Curated by the Marxist Internet Archive – each link has articles and related documents including maps.

Project 1917 – Free History

“1917. Free History” is a serial in the form of a social network. Twitter style Posts use original language (although shortened) and is accompanied by links to the original texts, photographs and videos.

Alpha History – Russian Revolution Documents

Documents are reviewed, transcribed and added.



History.com – “Russian Revolution” search results

These results pages include articles ranging from:  Topics / News / This-Day-In-History.

Sparticus Educational – Russian Revolution landing page

This page provides links to a range of articles written by John Sinkin under these headings: Events and Issues in Russia – 1914-25 / Russian Revolutionaries –  1914-26 / Political Groups / Foreign witnesses of the Russian REvolution / Artists in Soviet Russia.

Orlando Figges – The Russian Revoluti0n and Soviet History

Information designed to support GCSE, A-levels, IB and Undergraduate Degrees. Videos are only accessible with a subscription (which we do not have), however most of the articles are free access.

BBC Bitesize – Search results for Russian Revoloution

Some results are not on topic – but most are relevant and include Articles / Revision / Videos

ThoughtCo. – search results for “Russian Revolution”

5 pages of articles including: Causes / Timelines / Biographies etc.

OnWar.com – Russian Civil War 1918-20

This page is found on the WayBack Machine (Internet Archive) and was originally part of the now defunct Armed Conflict Events Database.

Citations and References

See the slides below for examples of citations and references. The MyBib logo is linked to the website.