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

Soviet Times to the Present

1917 END OF THE ROMANOV DYNASTY. Vladimir I. Lenin takes control and creates CHEKA, the All-Russia Extraordinary Commission for Struggle Against CounterRevolution, Speculation and Sabotage.
1918 World War I ends
1920 Russian Civil War ends.
1922 Joseph Stalin becomes General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party in April. Lenin has his first major stroke, followed by several others, and he becomes an invalid.
1923 The Union of Soviet Socialistic Republics (USSR) is formed.
1924 January 20: V.I. Lenin dies. Stalin rules with Trotsky and Bukharin.
1928 The first Five Year Plan with the forced collectivization of farms.
1931 The Moscow metro is started.
1932-1933 Famine caused in part by peasants' passive resistance to the collectivization, destruction pf livestock and general chaos.
1939 Russo Finnish War is fought.
1941 Hitler invades Russia.
1953 Stalin dies. Nikita S. Khrushchev becomes first secretary.
1956 Hungarian uprising crushed.
1957 Sputnik I launched.
1962 Cuban missile crisis with the US occurs.
1964 Leader of the state, Khrushchev is deposed.
October 14.: Leonid I. Brezhnev becomes the first secretary of CC CPSU
1968 "Prague Spring"
1971 N.S. Khrushchev dies
1977 June: Leonid I. Brezhnev replaces Nikolai Podgorny as a president of USSR.
1979 Afghanistan is invaded.
1980 Olympic games are held in Moscow. Vladimir Vysotsky dies in Moscow.
1982 November 10.: L.I. Brezhnev dies from heart attack.
November 12.: Yuri V. Andropov is elected general secretary of CPSU.
1984 February 9.: Yu.V. Andropov dies.
February 13.: Konstantin U. Chernenko is elected the General secretary of CPSU.
1985 March 10.: K.U. Chernenko dies.
March 11.: Mikhail Gorbachev becomes the first secretary of CPSU.
1986 Perestroyka begins.
1988 October: M.S. Gorbachev is elected President of the USSR.
1989 The first multi-candidate elections in the USSR are held. The last Soviet troops leave Afghanistan.
1990 M.S. Gorbachev wins Nobel Peace Prize.
1991 January: Crackdowns occur in Baltic countries, Lithuania and Latvia.
August 19. - 23. : The Soviet coup (putsch) disrupts the government.
August 24. : M.S. Gorbachev resigns as head of CPSU.
December 25. : Gorbachev resigns as president of the USSR.
1992 Boris Yeltsin heads the government of the Russian Federation.
1993 October: Yeltsin quells a coup attempt.
1994 December: Start of war in Chechnya.
1996 Yeltsin elected to a second term.
1998 August: Ruble crashes.
2000 Yeltsin resigns on New Year's Day. Vladimir Putin becomes acting president and later is elected president.

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