What is Bloody Sunday?

By Esha Dhawan|Updated : July 29th, 2022

Like many other nations, Russia is known for having a violent past and one of the most violent and tragic incidents for the country was the Bloody Sunday. Bloody Sunday is a term used to refer to a specific incident in Russian history that proves the nation has had a gruesome past. It involved an attack on some peaceful protestors in the city of St. Petersburg which initiated the Russian Revolution.


Bloody Sunday refers to an incident in Russia where unarmed protestors were attacked on a Sunday in St Petersburg

By the end of the 19th century, the industrial workers of Russia had begun to form labour unions that worked for their welfare. In 1905, one legal organisation consisting of workers led a mass peaceful protest near the Winter Palace. However, the protest soon turned into a massacre with several hundred killed by the police. It is believed that the attacks were ordered by the Czarist or Tsarist regime and later led to the Russian revolution.


What is Bloody Sunday?

Bloody Sunday refers to an incident in Russian history where hundreds of peaceful protestors were attacked by the Tsarist regime. Since the incident led to so much violence and happened on a Sunday, it is called Bloody Sunday. Also, the massacre led to the beginning of the Russian revolution.


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