Tag Archive for Petrograd

RUSSIA COLLAPSING ON LAND AND SEA

Million Railway Workers on Strike, Block Movement of Troops to the Front Germans Using Storm-Troop Tactics Special to The Great War Project. (9 October) More turmoil in Russia these days a century ago. At this moment, the Germans are expecting the entire Eastern Front to collapse. On October 8th, more than a million Russian railway…

RUSSIA OUT? THE U.S. IN?

Turmoil Among the Allies Who Will Fight the War Now? Special to The Great War project. (13-18 March) On March15th a century ago, under intense pressure and with no possibility of retaining his crown, Tsar Nicholas the Second of Russia abdicates the throne. He turns over the monarchy to his son. “I request all to…

ALL EYES ON RUSSIA

Strikes, Violence, Martial Law Hit Russian Capital. The First Russian Revolution Begins. Special to The Great War Project. (9-12 March) On March 10th a century ago, Russia is facing a real revolution. “As a general strike began in Russia,” writes historian Martin Gilbert, “Martial Law was declared in Petrograd.” Tsar Nicholas faces heavy pressure to abdicate…