Cavalry in front of the Winter Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1905

Bloody Sunday was a massacre on 22 January 1905 in St. Petersburg where unarmed, peaceful demonstrators marching to present a petition to the Tsar Nicholas II were gunned down by the Imperial Guard while approaching the city center and the Winter Palace from several gathering points.The events which occurred on this Sunday have been assessed by historians to be one of the key events which led to the eventual Russian Revolution of 1917.


Posted on Friday, December 7th at 08:24AM with 81 notes

tagged as: 1905, St Petersburg, Russia, Bloody Sunday, history,
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