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Russia's history 1750-1918
Transcript of Russia's history 1750-1918
By Molly Bridger
The seven years war
Bloody Sunday was thought to be the beginning of the Russian revolution and the beginning of the end of the Tsarist regime. On this day two hundred thousand unarmed protesters marched to the Winter Palace in St Petersburg, Russia. The demonstrators were protesting against the Tsar at the time Nicholas II. Soldiers opened fire into the crowd and killed many people.The shooting did not occur in the Palace Square, the protesters never got that far. It shows how little was thought about people at the time and that the Tsar had begun to distance himself from his people. It also showed that there was a lot of unrest and unhappiness for the Tsar, the Tsar responded to this unrest wotn zero tolerance.
World war 1
World war 1 affected Russia badly as peasants were sent to war as soldiers or sent to work in factories, there was a huge food shortage and many people were starving. There was also a shortage in weaponry, there was one gun for every three soldiers in the Russian army. Russia got involved in the war in 1914 and pulled out in 1919. But when the Russians pulled out of world war 1 they started a whole new one in their own country, a civil war, which also had a major impact on the Russian revolution.
The deaths of the royal family
The royal family was shot in Yekaterinburg on 17 July 1918. The family was shot because of the counter revolutions that were opposing the emergence of the new communist government, the Romanov family only ruled for three hundred years. The family consisted of Nicholas II former Tsar of Russia, Alexandra his wife who was loathed by the people of Russia, Alexei the only son in the family and the heir to Russia's throne, he suffered from a disease called Haemophilia, which was a blood disorder that stopped your blood from clotting, therefore a small cut could cause someone with the genetic disease to bleed to death and the rest of the four daughters Olga, Maria, Anastasia and Tatiana (not in age order).
22 Jan 1905
The seven years war was a war that started in 1754 and ended in 1763 with most of the war being fought between the years 1756-1763 giving it the name "The Seven Years War." The war involved most of the worlds greatest powers at the time such as Britain, Spain, France, Prussia, Austria, the Holy Roman Empire and of course Russia. Russia joined the war in 1757 and was originally aligned with Austria, but switched sides upon the command of Tsar Peter III in 1762, and like Sweden decided to have a separate peace with Prussia.
Flags of the countries involved in the
seven years war
Russia's flag at the time
The creation of the Soviet Union happened a bit after 1918 but I believe it is just as important as any if the other events on this timeline in the creation of modern Russia. The Soviet Union was officially founded December 30, 1922 but it was beginning to emerge around the same time that the royal family was murdered, 1917. The Soviet Union collapsed 26 December 1991. Mikhail Gorbachev was the Soviet President at the time. Russia is now a federation the Russian Federation, which in Russian is pronounced, Rossiyskaya Federatsiya.
Flag of the Soviet Union
Flag of Russia today
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The Romanovs. From left to right: Olga, Maria, Nicholas II, Alexandra, Anastasia, Alexei and Tatiana. Pictured at Livadia Palace in 1913
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Anastasia's Secret by Susanne Dunlap
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An introduction to Russia
Russia is located in North Eurasia (Europe and Asia), modern day Russia has a population of 143.5 million (2012), a land mass or area is about 17,098,246 km², the capital is Moscow, the current president is Vladimir Putin and the current Government is a Federal republic Goverment.
Anna of Russia
7 February 1693-28 October 1740 (aged 47)
Academy of Science
Anna of Russia or Anna Ivanovna was an empress or tsaritsa of Russia she rained from 30 January 1730 – 28 October 1740. And here are some of the things that happened during her rule. Even though Anna died 1740 she left a legacy that has a major impact on Russia in this time period.
Anna created the Cadet Corp a year after coming to the throne. The Cadet Corp was like a military school, young boys at the age of eight were went to the school. The training program at the Cadet Corp was vigorous and it also had an education program were boys were taught all the necessary things they would need to know if they were put in a high position in the army. The Cadet Corp was then improved by other emperors and empresses such as Catherine the Great after Anna's death to include the arts and sciences into the boys schooling, rather than just the knowledge needed for the military.
Started by Peter the Great Anna continued to fund the Academy of Science. The point of the school was to bring Russia's education and sciences up to the standard of the western countries. Some of the sciences that were taught were mathematics, astronomy, and botany. But in Anna's time on the throne she put theater, architecture, engraving, and journalism into the curriculum. The beginnings of what is now the world famous Russian Ballet were made as well. The school had many expeditions that have helped science up to this very day, such as the expedition to the Bering Sea, were scientists were trying to find out if America had once been attached to Asia. The school imported many of their teachers and professors from Germany. Some of the students from these professors and teachers then went on to teach the nobility and later rulers, such as Catherine the Great’s tutor, Adodurov
During her time on the throne Russia was involved in two major wars, the War of Polish Succession and the Turkish wars. The Turkish wars were made because of a German cabinet member, Osterman. Who thought that Russia should take over more land. The war was stopped because of a treaty signed by Peter the Great in 1711. Before the Turkish wars though was the War of Polish Succession. The Russians had to fight in this war because they had allied themselves with the Holy Roman empire. This war ended up costing the country more than many of the past military investments combined.
Anna was supposedly the first person to make an Ice Palace. In the cold winter of 1739–1740, Anna ordered an Ice Palace to be built in in St. Petersburg to celebrate Russia's victory over the ottoman empire. The whole palace as the name suggests was made of ice, it was 20 meters tall and 50 meters wide, massive blocks of ice were cemented together by water. The architect of the palace was Pyotr Yeropkin.
A Dark Legacy
Anna was a terrible ruler giving her the nickname "Ivan the Terrible". She grew up confined to a royal cult of domesticity, this method of raising a child was known to stop a child from developing a personality. Which probably contributed to Anna's cruel nature. Anna's rule is often overlooked in Russian history because of unfavorable consequences during the time of Anna's rule. Anna's time on the throne is often referred to as "the dark era".
Catherine the Great
Catherine was born in 1762 in Prussia and died in 1769, her reign was from 1762- 1796 she ascended the throne when her husband, Peter III of Russia, was assassinated. She was loved by the people of Russia and continued Anna's and improved education system. She died at the age of sixtey-seven the longest-ruling female leader of Russia. Her reign was called the golden age of Russia. She modernized or westernized Russia and made it one of the great powers of Europe. She did many other things such as... Improve the rights of the surfs in Russia. In 1780 she established a League of Armed Neutrality, which was made to defend neutral ships in the American Revolution from the british navy.