1905 Revolution

Interactive map of the 1905 revolution


A map of the 1905-07 revolution – a precursor to the 1917 revolutions, which gave the world the workers’ councils, a staple of many revolutionary upheavals ever since. Work in progress.

The soviets: the Russian workers, peasants and soldiers councils 1905-1921 - Oskar Anweiler

All-Russian assembly of workers' councils, Petrograd 1917

A detailed study of the workers', soldiers' and peasants' councils which sprung up across Russia in the revolutions of 1905 and 1917.

Volume 4 Issue 4

Volume IV June, 1909 No.4

The revolution in Russia - Peter Kropotkin

An article for Mother Earth about the aftermath of the 1905 Revolution in the Russian Empire.

Revolutionary Hangover - Rosa Luxemburg

Rosa Luxemburg otzovist Lenin

First translation of 'Революционное похмелье', an article by Luxemburg which appeared in Proletary No. 44, pp. 3–6, April 8 (21), 1909.

Review: Mother

A book review highlighting the utopian overtones of Maxim Gorky's 1906 novel Mother

Matiushenko, Afanasy Nikolaevich 1879-1907

Afanasy Matiushenko

A biography of Afanasy Matiushenko, who was one of the key mutineers on the Battleship Potemkin, immortalised by Eisenstein's film, which helped kick-start the 1905 Revolution.

1905: The Russian Revolution


A short history of the first unsuccessful Russian Revolution of 1905. Following the 'Bloody Sunday' massacre, a general strike paralysed the country and workers' and peasants' councils were set up.