Fall of the Soviet Union

By kellly
  • Creation of the Politburo

    Is a the Communist Party's way of electing officials-
    It also had its own secret police (the KGB) threatening people who stood in the way against party.
  • Russian Civil War

    This war began in November 1917 to resist Lenin’s Bolsheviks.
  • The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

    This event ended the Russian Civil War in the year 1918 between Russia and Germany. Lenin wanted the treaty to end the war and focus on the work that was needed in Russia for them.
  • Last of the Romanovs

    : The Romanovs were the last of the tsars and tsarinas but the whole family was killed on July 17th 1918 at midnight
  • Stalin’s Five Year Plans

    The first plan was accepted in 1928 and was used to focus on the coal, oil, steel and iron industries.
  • World War II

    The USSR won back land in World War II
  • Joe 1

    was the first nuclear test on August 29th 1949 and the soviets exploded a plutonium bomb.
  • Hydrogen Bomb

    was the first hydrogen fusion bomb successfully tested on August 12th, 1953
  • Warsaw Pact

    This pact was signed in Poland in 1955, whoever signed this military treaty had to go and aid the others.
  • Sputnik

    The world's first artificial satellite.
  • Laika and Sputnik 2

    On November 3, 1957, the second-ever orbiting spacecraft carried the first animal into orbit, the dog Laika, launched aboard the Soviet Sputnik 2spacecraft
  • Creation of the Berlin Wall

    The Berlin Wall was erected by the Russians to a separate communist East Germany from West Germany
  • 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia

    In the morning hours of August 21, 1968, the Soviet army invaded Czechoslovakia along with troops from four other Warsaw Pact countries.
  • SALT I

    The Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) refers to two rounds of bilateral talks involving the United States and the Soviet Union.Negotiations for SALT Ilasted from November 17, 1969 until May 1972 in a series of meetings beginning in Helsinki.

    SALT II negotiations began in November 1972. The primary goal of SALT II was to replace the Interim Agreement with a long-term comprehensive treaty providing broad limits on strategic offensive weapons systems
  • Soviet-Afghan War

    The Soviet- Afghan War was the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan. It brought many catastrophes to the Soviet Union and the Afghan nation.
  • voting reforms by gorbachev

    Gorbachev institutes reforms in voting, allowing Soviet citizens to vote for people other than Communist Party members, but the Communist Party of the Soviet Union suffers minimal loss in the elections.
  • Perestrokia

    From modest beginnings at the Twenty-Seventh Party Congress in 1986, perestroika, Mikhail Gorbachev's program of economic, political, and social restructuring, became the unintended catalyst for dismantling what had taken nearly three-quarters of a century to erect: the Marxist-Leninist-Stalinist totalitarian state.
  • Glasnost -Gorbachev becomes leader

    Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev becomes Communist Party General Secretary. He introduces two Russian words to international vocabulary: "perestroika", meaning restructuring, and "glasnost", meaning openness.
  • Cheronbyl Disaster

    The April 1986 disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Ukraine was the product of a flawed Soviet reactor design coupled with serious mistakes made by the plant operators
  • Lithuania and Latvia Protests

    On Aug. 23, 1989, two million people from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania joined hands on the Vilnius-Tallinn road in protest against illegal Soviet occupation.
  • Berlin wall falls

    On the 9th of November, 1989, the border separating Western from Eastern Germany was effectively opened.
  • Boris Yeltsin becomes President

    He became president of Russia in 1991. He was really helpful to Russia because he really improved the social aspects of the country.
  • Gorbachev steps down

    On December 25th, 1991 Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as president of the USSR.
  • Boris Yeltsin becomes President

    He became president of Russia in 1991. He was really helpful to Russia because he really improved the social aspects of the country
  • Free elections in Poland Czechoslovakia Hungary

    The spate of free competitive parliamentary elections held during the systemic 1989-91 transformation in Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, and Romania introduced a new democratic political order, legitimated a new constitutional order, and founded a democratic structure for multi-party system building.