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What was an event during the Russian Revolution of 1905?


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May 10, 2010 2:14PM

One event was "Bloody Sunday," which sparked the Revolution of of 1905. This occurred when many thousands of peaceful demonstrators marched to Tsar Nicholas II's Winter Palace in St. Petersburg to present petitions to him. Cossack Cavalry rode through the crowd killing and injuring many. Then the Tsar's Imperial Guard fired their rifles into the crowd killing many more.

The other major event was the result of public outrage over the Tsar's callous attitude toward the people. He was forced to create a democratically elected legislative body called the Duma. Over time, however, the Tsar treated the Duma as an advisory body without power to make laws that would bind his actions.