Everbrite's Russia, Belarus and Ukraine Pages

Belarus Info

Russia General Info

Russian Consulate Information:
A to F
G to J
K to South Africa
Spain to Z

Obtaining a Russian Visa

Money and Other Tips

Tidbits for Tourists:
A to I
K to Z

Rulers of Russia:
From the Beginning to the Time of Troubles
From the Romanovs to Revolution
From Soviet Times to the present

Russia Regional Information:
Irkutsk/Lake Baikal

Moscow Metro Tour

Central Moscow Tour- in four parts with map:
Part 1 Stops 1 through 13. Marriott Royal/Hotel Budapest to Manezh Ploshchad
Part 2 Stops 14 though 22. Around Manezh Ploshchad
Part 3 Stops 23 though 44. Along Tverskaya Street to the area around Pushkin Square
Part 4 Stops 45 though 48. From Pushkinskaya Ploshchad to Upper St. Peter's Monastery and back

Travel in Russia planes, trains and automobiles

Trans-Siberian Trains
Trans-Siberian Trains general information to get you started on your journey
Trans-Siberian Stops information about common stops along the way
Notes about Chinese Consulates some informataion about Chinese consulates

Russian Language and Culture
The Alphabet
Books, Tapes and other Resources
Basic Words

Ukraine Info


Rulers of Russia and other Relevant Dates

From the Romanovs to the Revolution

1613-1645 START OF THE ROMANOV DYNASTY - At age 16 Mikhail Fyodorovich Romanov is elected new tsar of Russia on March 14, 1613. In 1619 his father Fyodor becomes Patriarch Filaret and "guides" his son's reign until his death in 1633, after which the tsar is "advised" by his mother's family.
1645-1676 Aleksei I, son of Mikhail and father of Peter the Great reigns as tsar.
1649 First Russian Law Code is written.
1652 Patriarch Nikon's edicts regarding the church are announced.
1660 Patriarch Nikon is deposed.
1679-1682 Fyodor III rules as tsar.
1682-1689 Ivan V, who is feeble minded and his half brother, Peter are proclaimed joint tsars. Sofia, Peter's half sister acts as regent until 1689. For a brief period the Streltsi (marksman) gain control of the government.
1689-1725 Peter I, also known as Peter the Great, rules Russia. He adopts the Julian calendar, moves the capital to St. Petersburg, introduces Western culture, builds the first Russian fleet on the Baltic. Peter proclaims himself Emperor of All Russia in 1721.
1725-1727 Catherine I, widow of Peter the Great, becomes tsarina with the help of her guard Menshikov.
1727-1730 Peter II, grandson of Peter the Great, becomes tsar.
1730-1740 Anna Ivanova, daughter of Ivan V and niece of Peter the Great reigns as tsarina.
1740-1741 Ivan VI rules as tsar.
1741-1761 Elizaveta Petrovna, daughter of Peter the Great and Catherine I, serves as tsarina.
1755 The first university founded in Moscow by Lomonosov.
1761-1762 Peter III, grandson of Peter the Great serves as tsar.
1762-1796 Catherine II (Catherine the Great), German-born wife of Peter III, overthrows her weak husband and becomes tsarina.
177-1775 Peasant Revolt is lead by Yemelyan Pugachev.
1783 Potemkin annexes Crimea.
1796-1801 Paul I, son of Catherine II.
1801-1825 Alexander I, son of Paul I.
1812 Napoleon enters Moscow, remains five weeks, then flees the burning city.
1825-1855 Nicholas I, son of Paul I.
1825 December 14, 1825 Decembrists attempt to overthrow the tsar. Bolshoi Theater opens.
1851 First railway opens between Moscow and St. Petersburg.
1853-1856 Crimean War occurs.
1855-1881 Alexander II, son of Nicholas I, reigns as tsar.
1861 Decree is signed to emancipate the serfs.
1867 Sale of Alaska to the United States occurs.
1877-1878 War with Turkey is fought.
1881 Alexander II assassinated by members of the Peoples' Will group.
1881-1894 Alexander III rules Russia and starts construction of Trans-Siberian Railroad.
1894-1917 Nicholas II reigns as tsar.
1895 Workers hold public rallies to celebrate May Day and workers solidarity.
1900 Russia occupies Manchuria.
1903 Social Democratic Party splits into Bolsheviks and Menshiviks.
1904-1905 Russo-Japanese War is fought.
1905 Bloody Sunday, the first revolution is fought. Some religious freedoms are granted.
1913 300th anniversary of the Romanov Dynasty is celebrated.
1914 World War I begins.
1917 February Revolution begins the fall of the Romanov dynasty.
The October Socialist Revolution fighting begins and the Russian Civil War starts.

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last revised 23 November 2009 © 2003-2011 Ruth E. Imershein
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