Bloody Sunday (1905)

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Bloody Sunday took place in Russia in 1905. More than 3,000 people marched towards the Winter Palace in hopes of presenting Tsar Nicholas II a petition for reform, however he was not present at the palace. [1] Without the order of the tsar to stop them, the army shot their rifles into the crowd, leaving 96 dead and around 300 wounded.[2]

This event began the 1905 Russian Revolution, which was caused in part by defeat in the Russo-Japanese War. Many thousands died and the Tsar created the State Duma to represent the Russian people. It is considered a cause of the later, larger Russian Revolution.[3]

Later Dmitri Shostakovich composed his 11th Symphony based on this event.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bloody Sunday 1905". Russian Revolution. 2012-12-03. Retrieved 2021-03-15.
  2. "Bloody Sunday". The British Library. Retrieved 2021-03-15.
  3. "Russian Revolution of 1917". cs.mcgill.ca. Retrieved 2021-03-15.