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Russian Revolution
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The Russian Revolution of 1917 ended the long reign of tsars in Russia and created the communistic Soviet Union.

About.com: V.I. Lenin
A collection of resources about Vladimir Ilich Lenin, the founder of the Communist Party in Russia and the leader of the Russian Revolution.

Leon Trotsky
Russian Communist Leon Trotsky led his comrades during the Russian Revolution of 1917 and later served as a leader of the Soviet Union under Lenin. After Lenin's death, Trotsky was exiled and later assassinated by an ax murderer.

Tsar Nicholas II
Tsar Nicholas II served as the last emperor of Russia from 1895 to 1917. He, his wife, and their children were executed following the October Revolution.

Constitution of the Russian Socialist Federated Soviet Republic
The text of Lenin's 1918 constitution for the RSFSR.

Crib Sheet: The Russian Revolution
A bulleted review of the Russian Revolution. Presents just the facts.

Lectures on 20th Century Europe: The Russian Revolution
An extensive narrative history of the revolution. An excellent resource.

Russian Revolution FAQ
A short ten-question and answer "frequently asked questions."

Russian Revolution in Dates
A brief chronology of the revolution, from Bloody Sunday in 1905 to Lenin's death in 1924.

Trotsky's History of the Russian Revolution
The complete text of Trotsky's three-volume history of the Russian Revolution.

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