Russia, by Alex Traub By APWHMurray Jan 1, 600 600 B.C.- 600 A.D. After the fall of the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire emerged and planted their capital in Constantinople, which is near Russian territory. Jan 1, 1156 Kremlin Walls The beginning of the construction of the Kremlin Walls ( a huge defensive wall) Jan 1, 1204 4th Crusade Constantinople falls victim to the 4th crusade Jan 1, 1236 Mongol Invasion The Mongols invade Russia Jan 1, 1439 Orthodox Seperation The Orthodox churches of Greece and Russia officially separate Jan 1, 1582 Khanate of Sibir Russians conquer Khanate of Sibir, essentially land that had extreme Mongol influence Jan 1, 1583 1533- 1584- Rule of Prince Ivan IV Rule of Prince Ivan IV May 8, 1613 1613-1645- Rule of Mikhail Rule of Mikhail, who happens to be the first Romanov tsar Jan 1, 1649 Serfs Serfs are officially subordinated Jan 1, 1689 1689-1725- Rule of Peter the Great Rule of Peter the Great Jan 1, 1712 St. Petersburg St. Petersburg becomes Russia’s capital Jan 1, 1762 1762-1796- Catherine the Great Rule of Catherine the Great Jan 1, 1799 Alaska Alaska officially becomes a Russian colony Jan 1, 1801 1801-1825- Alexander I rule Alexander I rule Jan 1, 1812 Napoleon invades Moscow Napoleon attempts to invade Moscow, but is overpowered and retreats Jan 1, 1825 Decembrist Revolt Decembrist Revolt, led by reformed military leaders who wanted to see a change in government after Alexander I death. They were unsuccessful, and Nicholas I took control. Jan 1, 1843 Steam Powered Steam navigation begins in Russia, and proves to be a success Jan 1, 1853 1853-1856- Crimean War Crimean War; a feud between the Russians against the French and British. Jan 1, 1861 Serf Freedom Serfs granted freedom by Tsar Alexander II, after being pressured by Britain) Jan 1, 1914 Turkey War Russia declares war on Turkey in WWI May 8, 1918 1918-1920- Bolsheviks Civil war tears Russia apart, with the differing sides being the Bolsheviks and non-Bolsheviks Jan 1, 1924 Leader Stalin Vladimir Lenin dies, and Joseph Stalin takes over as leader of the Soviet Union Jan 1, 1928 Five Year Plan The Five Year Plan is adopted, in which property, land, and lives were taken Jan 1, 1933 U.S. and Soviet Union The United States officially recognizes the Soviet Union Jan 1, 1939 Poland Invasion Soviet troops invade Poland, and World War II begins. Also, the Soviets and Nazi Germany reach a non-aggression pact Jan 1, 1945 Berlin Captured Soviet troops capture and control Berlin, and declare war on Japan; Cold War begins Jan 1, 1991 End of Soviet Union and Cold War Cold War ends, and so does the Soviet Union Mar 2, 2022 Medieval Russia Beginning of medieval Russia Jan 1, 7500 8000-600 B.C. The Shigir Idol is made which happens to be the most ancient wooden sculpture. It was found in Yekaterinburg, Russia on January 24th, 1894. Jan 1, 8000 8000-600 B.C. Around this time, Russia was mainly a massive glacier, so many signs of humanity in this region around this time frame is very thin.