Their involvement In the war• They were on the allies side.• The ﬁrst battle of Tannenberg, The Battle of Somme• There were around 60,000 casualties
Why did Russia pull out of the war?• Russia pulled out of the war because of an internal revolution.• The revolution was called the Bolshevik Revolution.• This started a civil war within Russia
The Treaty of Brest- Litovsk• A peace treaty signed at Brest- Litovsk by the Central Powers with Soviet Russia.• It concluded the hostilities between those countries in WW1• Russialost the Ukraine, its Polish and Baltic territories, and Finland by signing the treaty
• Czar Nicholas II was the last emperor of Russia.• Rasputin was a Russian mystic and quasi-holy man who was the adviser of Tsar Nicholas II.
Why was Czar Nicholas II overthrown?• He was over thrown because of ‘Bloody Sunday.’• ‘Bloody Sunday’ started out as a peaceful strike by workers until The Czar order his men to shoot at the strikers
Who were the Bolsheviks?• They were a group of revolutionists who wanted to overthrow the existing tsarist government in the early 1900’s• The idea was they wanted to serve the people but ended up being greedy for power
What did the Bolsheviks believe in?• They believed in communism.• They wanted russia to be communist
Who was Vladimir Lenin?• He was the Bolshevik leader of the 1917 October Revolution, and the ﬁrst Head of State of the Soviet Union.
How and when did the Bolsheviks take over?• They managed to take over by walking into the winter palace and arresting leading members of the Provisional Government• They took over 1918
Czar Nicholas II• Reign: November 1, 1894 - March 15, 1917• Life Span: May 18, 1886 - July 17, 1918• Most known for ‘Bloody Sunday’