The revolution was sparked on 22 January [9 January Old Style] 1905, when members of the Russian military and paramilitary opened fire on crowds of people gathering throughout St Petersburg and converging on the Winter Palace to petition Tsar Nicholas II for better working conditions and civil rights.
Various editors attempted to circumvent the censors by changing a publication’s title.
Burelom (Storm-Wood), for example, was shutdown in 1905 after four issues, but resurfaced as Burya (The Storm) early the following year.
By late November/ early December many revolutionary satirical journals began to appear on the streets of Moscow, St.
Petersburg, and eventually in other major cities across the empire.
Really a great city for day game, particularly not during the cold winter months.