Russia 1918: Civil War and the Execution of the Tsar

The Czechoslovak troops seized much of the Trans-Siberian Railway. With their support, anti-Bolshevik factions quickly gained power across Siberia. Simultaneously, disgruntled leftists rose up in Moscow and Yaroslavl, but were crushed after a few days.

Tsar Nicholas II and his family had been moved to the Ural city of Yekaterinburg in April. On July 17, concerned about the approaching Czechoslovaks, the Bolsheviks executed them by firing squad.

Main Events

7 Jun-25 Jul 1918 Seizure of Trans-Siberian Railway

The Czechoslovak Legion seized control of much of the Trans-Siberian Railroad, capturing Omsk, Samara, Syzran, and Vladivostok in June 1918; followed by Ufa, Irkutsk, and Yekaterinburg in July. By 25 July, they had linked the entire central section from Yekaterinburg to Irkutsk. Wherever the Czechoslovaks gained power, they helped install White provisional governments.in wikipedia

25 Jun 1918 Lenin orders authorities in Murmansk to resist further Allied landings

Lenin orders authorities in Murmansk to resist further Allied landingsin wikipedia

6 Jul 1918 Prov. Gov. of Vladivostok

Allied protectorate over Provisional Government of Vladivostokin wikipedia

6-7 Jul 1918 Left Social Revolutionary Party uprising against Bolsheviks

Left Social Revolutionary Party uprising against Bolsheviksin wikipedia

17 Jul 1918 Russian Imperial family executed in Yekaterinburg

Russian Imperial family executed in Yekaterinburgin wikipedia