20th Century Russia

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  • Russian Revolution

    Russian Revolution
    The Russian Revolution took place in 1917, during the final phase of World War 1. It removed Russia from the war and brought about the transforming of the Russia empire into the USSR. The new government, led by Vladimir Lenin, would solidify its power only after three years of civil war. The three year civil war ended in 1920.
  • Bolshevik Revolution

    Bolshevik Revolution
    The Russian Revolution of 1917 is made up of two primary events- the February revolution and October revolution. The February revolution, w2hich removed Tsar Nicholas 2 from power. The October revolution overturned the interim provisional government and established the Soviet Union.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    The Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 was the closest the world has even come to nuclear warfare. Cuba was prepared to use battlefield nuclear weapons to defend the island if it was invaded. Thanks to President John F. Kennedy and Premier Nikita Khrushchev, the nuclear war was avoided.
  • Glasnost/Perestroka

    Perestroika means restructuring; it is Mikhail Gorbachev’s label for the revolution in beginning and resolving the Soviet Union’s internal problems.
  • End of Communist Party

    End of Communist Party
    The communist party of Russia ended in 1993. The ending of the Soviet Union was a big deal. The ending of the Soviet Union ended the war against Russia.
  • Russian Stock Market Crash

    Russian Stock Market Crash
    The Russian Stock Market Crash hit Russia on August 17, 1998. The crash happened because Russia devalued the Ruble which affected domestic debt.
  • Democracy of Russia implemented

    Democracy of Russia implemented
    The democracy of Russia was implanted in early 2006. Soviet democracy is a form of democracy in which workers’ councils called “soviets”, consisting of worker elected delegates, form organs of power possessing both legislative and executive power.