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

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