An extract on #vive_montanas
The years 1904 and 1907 saw a decline of mass movements, strikes and protests, and a rise of political terrorism. Combat groups such as the SR Combat Organization carried out many assassinations targeting civil servants and police, and robberies. Between 1906 and 1909, revolutionaries killed 7,293 people, of whom 2,640 were officials, and wounded 8,061. Notable victims included:
Dmitry Sipyagin Minister of Interior. Killed 15 April [O.S. 2 April] 1902 in Saint Petersburg.
Nikolai Bobrikov Governor-General of Finland. Killed 30 June [O.S. 17 June] 1904 in Helsinki.
Vyacheslav von Plehve Minister of Interior. Killed 10 August [O.S. 28 July] 1904 in Saint Petersburg.
Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia Killed 17 February [O.S. 4 February] 1905 in Moscow.
Eliel Soisalon-Soininen Procurator of Justice of Finland. Killed 19 February [O.S. 6 February] 1905 in Helsinki.
Victor Sakharov former war minister. Killed 5 December [O.S. 22 November] 1905.
Admiral Chukhnin the commander of the Black Sea Fleet. Killed 24 July [O.S. 11 July] 1906.
Aleksey Ignatyev Killed 22 December [O.S. 9 December] 1906.
Following the shooting of demonstrators in St. Petersburg, a wide-scale general strike began in Riga. On 26 January [O.S. 13 January], Russian army troops opened fire on demonstrators killing 73 and injuring 200 people. During the middle of 1905, the focus of revolutionary events moved to the countryside with mass meetings and demonstrations. 470 new parish administrative bodies were elected in 94% of the parishes in Latvia. The Congress of Parish Representatives was held in Riga in November. In autumn 1905, armed conflict between the Baltic German nobility and the Latvian peasants began in the rural areas of Livland and Courland. In Courland, the peasants seized or surrounded several towns. In Livland, the fighters controlled the Rjiena-Prnu railway line. Martial law was declared in Courland in August 1905, and in Livland in late November. Special punitive expeditions were dispatched in mid-December to suppress the movement. They executed 1170 people without trial or investigation and burned 300 peasant homes. Thousands were exiled to Siberia. Many Latvian intellectuals only escaped by fleeing to Western Europe or USA. In 1906, the revolutionary movement gradually subsided.
With Mongolia located between the larger nations Russia and China, ethnic insecurities have driven many Mongolians to neo-fascism, expressing nationalism centered around Genghis Khan and Adolf Hitler. Groups advocating these ideologies include Blue Mongolia, Dayar Mongol, and Mongolian National Union.