Best Answer

The incident leading to the Russian Revolution of 1905 was called "Bloody Sunday." A mass of peaceful demonstrators had been walking toward a bridge to the Tsar's Winter Palace in St. Petersburg. Before they got there Russian Cossack cavalry charged through the crowd killing unarmed civilians until they rode all the way through the crowd. Then they rode back through once again. After that, Russian infantry fired volley after volley into the crowd until it dispersed. The incident touched off the 1905 Revolution in which Tsar Nicholas II promised to institute a national parliament called the Duma.

User Avatar

Wiki User

14y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What was the incident called when Russian troops fired on protesters in 1905?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

Are Russian troops in the us?

No, Russian troops are not in the US

What was the action called when British troops fired into a group of protesters?

Bloody Sunday, aka, Bogside Massacre, which happened on the 30th January 1972, Derry, Northern Ireland. 13 unarmed civil right protesters were killed by soldiers.

What is the definition of the Amritsar Massacre?

An incident in which British troops fired a crowd of Indian protesters, killing a large number. It left a permanent scar on Indo-British relations and way precude to gandhi's non-cooperation movement of 1920-1922.

What is The last Russian troops leave Estonia?

The last Russian troops left Estonia on 31 August 1994.

Who was the commander of Russian troops?


Why was nicholas I referred to as the policeman of Europe?

Nicholas I was called the policeman of Europe because of his willingness to use Russian troops to crush uprisings.

The Russian-Japanese War was caused by Russian troops remaining in Manchuria after the Boxer Rebellion?

true ;

What was last Russian troops leave Estonia?


Why has the Russian government set troops to Chechnya?

to conquer it

What year did the last Russian troops leave Estonia?


Who fought at the Battle of Tannenberg in WW1?

German and the Russian troops.

What was the training of Russian troops during World War 2?

Soviet troops were poorly trained, but, they were dedicated and capable.