Bloody Sunday in St. Petersburg

Bloody Sunday in St. Petersburg

Russian Tsar Nicholas II, 1898
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Unarmed, peaceful demonstrators in St. Peterburg march to present a petition to Tsar Nicholas II, but the are massacred by the Imperial Guard before they can reach the Winter Palace.

This mass killing severely undermines popular support for the government and the Tsar's family, probably helping lead to the 1918 October Revolution.

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