The 1905 Russian Revolution

Open the Door to Revolution

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The 1905 Russian uprising inspires Megan Trudell.

This special issue of the Revolutionary History journal is a real treat. A world away from dry accounts of historical events, it succeeds in shedding much new light on the 1905 Russian Revolution in an accessible and exciting way. A selection of extracts from those involved in the revolution has been chosen to bring it alive in this, its anniversary year. Most are available in English translation for the first time.

The Axis of All Events

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The 1905 Russian revolution, as described by Leon Trotsky.

October, November and December 1905 was the period of revolutionary culmination. It began with a modest strike of Moscow's typesetters and ended with government troops crushing the ancient capital of the Russian tsars. But with the exception of the final moment - the Moscow rising - Moscow did not occupy first place in the events of that period.

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