Introduction to the Russian RevolutionOne of the most important landmarks in the history of the world is the Russian Revolution. To understand the Russian Revolution of 1917 in proper perspective and dimension, a student has to comprehend the tyranny of the Russian Czars on one hand and the appalling backwardness of that country and its subjects on the other. One may remember that Russia was once a landlocked country with no access to the sea. Most of her territories, which lay in the north, were uninhabitable due to extreme cold and barrenness of the soil. But in due course of time, her border extended towards the Baltic region in the northwest and the Black sea coast in the south. Some of her explorers went farther east and reached Siberia. Thus Russia became bulky in size but to constant acquisition of territories, Russia was not making progress to the extent her western counterparts did.