Russian History Timeline

Russian History Timeline
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Ivan IV (Ivan the Terrible) became the first Czar followed by Peter the Great
The Crimean War
Russian Revolution - Civil war between the Red Army and White Russians
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR)
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   The indigenous population of Russia were the Slavic tribes:
- 'West Slavs' tribes were the Poles, the Czechs and the Slovaks
- 'East Slavs' tribes consisted of Russians, Ukrainians and Belarusian's
- 'South Slavs' tribes consisted of Bulgarians, Croats, Macedonians Serbs and Slovenians
 
     
  1200s BCThe Cimmerians, a Balkan people, settled in the Ukraine 
     
  700s BCThe Cimmerians were defeated by the Scythians, an Iranian people 
     
  200 BCThe Scythians were conquered by the Samaritans bringing Greek and Roman influence to the culture 
     
  0The birth of Jesus Christ 
     
  14ADDeath of Augustus and Tiberius, stepson of Caesar Augustus, becomes emperor until 37AD 
     
  33 ADCrucifixion of Jesus in the Roman province of Jerusalem and the origin of Christianity 
     
  200 ADThe German Visigoths conquered the region 
     
  370The Huns, led by Attilla, conquered the Goths and took control 
     
  800sEastern Slavs settled in different regions in Russia 
     
   862Rurik, a Varangian prince ruled the region which became known as the Land of the Rus 
     
  988Grand Prince Vladimir I converted to the Eastern Orthodox Church 
     
  12001200 - 1480 The Mogols led by Genghis Khan, conquered Russia 
     
  1480Ivan III freed Russia from the Mongols 
     
  1547Ivan IV (Ivan the Terrible) became the first Czar 
     
  1682Peter the Great became Czar 
     
  1762Catherine the Great became empress
Austria, Prussia, and Russia divided Poland amongst themselves. Russia received Belarus, Lithuania, and Ukraine from Poland
 
     
  1801Alexander I became Czar 
     
  1812Napoleon Bonaparte led troops into Russia but was defeated 
     
  1825Nicholas I became Czar 
     
  1853The Crimean War broke out between Russia and the Ottoman Empire 
     
  1867Russia sold Alaska to the United States 
     
  1894Nicholas II became Czar 
     
  1898The Russian Social Democratic Labor Party was established by the Marxists 
     
  1903Lenin became the leader of the Bolsheviks 
     
  1914World War I broke out and the Russians fought the Germans and Austrians 
     
  1917Revolutionaries overthrew the Russian government 
     
  1918July : Czar Nicholas II and his family were murdered
Russia became the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic which eventually formed the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR)
Lenin changes the name of the Bolshevik party to Russian Communist Party
1918-22 - Civil war between the Red Army and White Russians, or anti-communists
 
     
  1924Lenin died 
     
  1929Stalin became the dictator of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR)
Leon Bronstein (Trotsky), who opposes Stalin, is deported to Turkey
 
     
  1939German forces invaded Poland resulting in World War 2
Russia occupied Poland
 
     
  1945May, Berlin fell to Russia
August 1945 The United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
End of WW2
 
     
  1953Stalin dies and is succeeded by Nikita Krushev  
     
  1957The Soviet Union launches Sputnik  
     
  1959The communists led by Fidel Castro win the civil war in Cuba  
     
  1961Yuri Gagarin becomes the first astronaut
The Soviet Union builds the wall between East and West Berlin
 
     
  1962The Cuban Missile Crisis - Click the following link Cuban Timeline 
     
  1964Krushev replaced by Leonid Brezhnev 
     
  1965The Soviet Union backs North Vietnam against the USA 
     
  1985Mikhail Gorbachev becomes leader of the Soviet Union initiating a campaign of openness called "glasnost" and restructuring called "perestroika" 
     
  1986The nuclear accident in Chernobyl
Russia launches the MIR space station
 
     
  1989The Soviet Union withdraws from Afghanistan
The Berlin Wall is destroyed
 
     
  1990Boris Yeltsin is elected president 
     
  1991The Soviet Union is dismantled and Russia becomes an independent federation 
     
  1999Yeltsin resigns and Vladimir Putin is his successor  
     
  2002Russia becomes an ally of NATO 
     
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