Largely politically untouched by the ideas of the french revolution, and economically and socially little changed from the middle ages, russia lacked the radicalised for revolt came with the death of czar alexander i and the subsequent succession crisis: the heir constantine had renounced his claim for personal reasons. Decembrist, russian dekabrist, any of the russian revolutionaries who led an unsuccessful uprising on dec 14 (dec 26, new style), 1825, and through their martyrdom provided a source of inspiration to succeeding generations of russian dissidents the decembrists were primarily members of the upper classes who had. The decembrist revolt occurred on december 26, 1825 to protest the ascension of nicholas i to the throne following his father alexander i's death. A thorough investigation followed after the quelling of the decembrist revolt of 1825 nicholas personally led the investigation and he wanted to look into what caused the revolt that occurred within the heart of the russian empire he set up a special committee on december 17 to look into the grievances. What caused the decembrist revolt as historians, we are blessed with the gift of hindsight the study of history allows us to see an event's, a country's, a.
The first significant threat to tsarist autocracy came in december 1825, when army officers led an uprising against the new emperor, nicholas i the decembrist revolt, as it became known, was more attempted palace coup than a legitimate democratic revolution – nevertheless the decembrist rebels were liberal in their. The crushing of the decembrist conspiracy opened the rift between the ruling groups and the progressive elements of society that would never be healed again many members of russia's intellectual elite had deep sympathy for the cause of the decembrists their collective feelings were powerfully expressed by alexander. Decembrist movement a secret revolutionary movement that evolved in the russian empire in the first quarter of the 19th century and culminated in an unsuccessful revolt in saint petersburg on 26 december 1825, from which the name 'decembrist' is derived the secret political organizations that eventually formed the.
Pushkin supported the 1825 decembrist uprising that challenged the succession of nicholas i gogol satirised the oppressions of serfdom before the writer who had perhaps the strongest impact on lenin – on, indeed, an entire generation of radicals and revolutionaries – was nikolay chernyshevsky. Tolstoy, of a younger generation than theirs, admired the decembrists and wanted to write a book about their uprising but the essential documents, such as the depositions they gave he said these revolutionaries had chosen violence and must live with the consequences meanwhile marxism was colonizing the brains of. (the decembrist revolt: back in history for the first russian revolution and the russian protests of 2011-2012: background, dynamics, analysis and aftermath) are descriptive in nature and merely give a general account of the causes, chronology, and results of the two events by a careful selection of.
One of the earliest russian revolutionary groups, later called the decembrists, launched a day-long revolt on december, 14, 1825 with the goal of overthrowing tsar nicholas i hastily launched after alexander i's death, the revolt was put down by tsarist troops who first tried peaceful methods and then opened fire with. Both of these found powerful expression in the decembrist rebellion of 1825, organized by a group of young military officers in an effort to overthrown the tsar the rebellion was quickly suppressed and prompted further reactionary measures, including a new secret police to compel complete obedience to the emperor, and.
The military took soldiers from a wide array of social strata, forming a more cohesive russian identity under the common cause of rejecting napoleon's forces the most important effect of the decembrist rebellion – and, one might add, that was re-enforced by the nationalist uprising in poland in 1830–1831 – was how it. The results of this revolt would soon grow into something much larger and would lead to the beginning of revolutionary sentiment among the people of the organization of these people had it's origins during alexander i's reign in 1816 when several members of the russian imperial guard founded the. The uprising by officers in 1825 in st petersburg was premature, writes ian grey, but even contemporaries recognised that seeds had been sown which one day would produce important consequences.
Appropriately named after the unsuccessful uprising of december 14, 1825, these men entered the pages of history as the decembrists they were able to compare all that they had seen abroad with what confronted them at every step at home: slavery of the majority of russians, cruel treatment of subordinates by. The decembrist revolt or the decembrist uprising took place in imperial russia on 26 december [os 14 december] 1825 russian army officers led about 3,000 soldiers in a protest against tsar nicholas i's assumption of the throne after his elder brother constantine removed himself from the line of succession because. Re-appraising revolution and change in international politics: a case study of america revolution 1776, french revolution 1789 and russian revolution 1917 culminated in the revolution and its consequences for both national and international level have challenged theoretical models of causes and consequence of. One hundred years ago, a protest in petrograd (now st petersburg) sparked the russian revolution, which toppled a monarchy and eventually ushered the february revolution will be hailed abroad as russia's democratic awakening, but the shaky balance of power that results will open the door to the.