The momentous events of 1905 in Russia provided the working class with the understanding that it was a force capable of bringing industry to its knees, a force capable of turning railways, power, gas etc. on and off like a light-switch. Most importantly, it gave the working class a glimpse of itself as a force capable of the socialist transformation of society.
1905 was the beginning of the Russian Revolution. It was the experiences of that year that ensured the successful overthrow of capitalism in 1917. Over 100 years later there is still so much for us to learn. History is rich in lessons and 1905 provides vital instruction for anyone wanting to change society.