Referat The Significance of the Events of 1905 in Russia The Events which took place during 1905 showed clearly the inability of the tsar to react to all the different forms of protest against the government and the existing political system in the appropriate way, maybe even more important, soon enough. It became clear, that the old , traditional connections between the tsar and his (former) supporters, the peasants , which was characteristic for the rule of the tsar as caring father of all Russians, where totally destroyed. In 1905 the absolute monarchy was forced to make mayor political concessions to restore the peace in the country, because for the first time the masses supported the revolution where as before the demand for a political change always came from the elite of the country, e.g. the students and the intelligentsia. Everything that happened during 1905 can be brought back to one first escalation, to the Bloody Sunday at the 9.th of January 1905. It would be wrong to say that the Bloody - Sunday developed not within a general atmosphere of disturbances that started around 1903 and went on till 1907. The furious beginning of the Year spread the ideas of revolution all over the country, as a reaction to the shooting of many demonstrates ( numbers vary from 200 - 5000 ) at a peaceful March organised by the leader of police sponsored trade unions, Father Gapon Unions to present some petitions to the tsar. One interesting fact on these Unions is, that they where ...
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