The Beginning

The idea of creating a future Museum to commemorate the Revolution had its origins in the minds of activists of political parties and social movements during The First Russian Revolution of 1905-1907. Russian Social-Democrats, Socialist-Revolutionaries, and Anarchists in Paris, Zurich, and Berlin discussed the need to create a museum of revolution after the tsarist regime was overthrown. Participants of the Narodnaya Volya ("People's Will"), who received the opportunity to return to St. Petersburg from prisons and exile after the tsarist Manifesto on October 17, 1905, began to collect and preserve revolutionary relics for the future museum.