Apr 1, 600
Slavic SettlementsSlav farmers, hunters, and fisher settled on the waterways in the Norht European Plain in the 600s A.D. After a while the Slavs seperated. West Slavs were seperated into the Poles, Czechs, and Slovaks. South Slavs were seperated into the Bulgarians, Croats, Serbs, and Slovenes. The East Slavs seperated into the Russians, Ukrainians, and Belarugians. World Geography by: Richard G. Boehm, Ph.D.
Jan 1, 800
Kievan RusKievan Rus began when the Scandinavian warriors settled with the Slavs. They settled near the Dnieper and the Volga Rivers. After a while, they were seperated into city-states. Fighting broke out which made Kievan Rus weak. World Geography by: Richard G. Boehm, Ph.D.
Jan 1, 988
Adoption of Eastern OrthodoxyPrince Valdimir made Orthodoxy the state religion of Russia
Orthodoxy Chruch is a self-governed religion
Orthodoxy is not the official religon of Russia http://countrystudies.us/russia/38.htm
Jan 1, 1200
The Rise of MoscovyAfter the Mongols invaded Kievan Ru, some of the Slavs fled into a nearby forest. This area that they settled in is now present day Moscow, which became the center of Moscovy. Once Moscovy was strong enough to drive out the Mongols from their old territory. Moscovy's leader was Ivan III or Ivan the Great. World Geography by: Richard G. Boehm, Ph.D.
Apr 11, 1237
Mongol InvasionThe Mongol invaders came from Central Asia to conquer Kiev. The Mongols controled the Slav territories for more than 200 years. They allowed the Slaves self-rule and keep Eastern Orthodoxy. World Geography by. Richard G. Boehm, Ph.D
Mar 27, 1462
Ivan IIIBecame Prime minister of Russia after Vasily II
In about 1472, Ivan III was married to Zoe (who changed her name to Sofia)
Ivan III died in the fall of 1505 http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/298142/Ivan-III
Jan 16, 1547
Ivan IVIvan the IV was also known as Ivan the Terrible.
He was olny 16 when he began to rule Russia.
in 1581 he beat his son with a staff and killed him
He died on March 28, 1584 of a stroke while playing a game of chess with his bodygard http://historyofrussia.org/ivan-the-terrible-facts/
Time of TroublesTime of truobless was a period of time where Russia went through hard times. There was a problem with power because no one knew who was next in line for the throne. Then Russia, Poland, and Sweden got into a fight to see who would take the throne. http://www.education.com/study-help/article/european-history-czar-russia-time-of-troubles/
Beginning of Romanov DynastyIvan IV became Russia's first czar. A czar is a supreme ruler. Ivan IV was also known as Ivan the Terrible. Then in the late 1600s, Peter I came into power. He built the first navy of Russia and made St. Petersburg the new capitol of Russia. The last czar was Nicholas II. He was forced to give up his throne due to the revolutions happening at the time. World Geography by: Richard G. Boehm, Ph.D.
Peter the GreatPeter the Great or Peter the 1 was tsar from 1682- 1725
He was officaly named tsar by the age ot 10, but did not rule untill 1696.
He died in 1725 at the age of 52 http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/peter_the_great.htm
Catherine the GreatCatherine the Great ruled Russia for more that 30 years.
She allowed foreign investment during her rule
before she died on Nov. 17, 1796, she made Russia a mian country in the world. http://www.thenagain.info/webchron/easteurope/cathygreat.html
Karl MarxWhen revolutions came all over Western Europe, Marx used his news paper to create comunism. He has 10 main points that make up comunism today. It was hard to for his ideas to be placed in Russia because Russia was mainly an agricultural country. http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/karl_marx.htm
Russification policiesThe Russification policies required everyone who lived in Russia to speak Russian and to convert to Eastern Orthodox Christianity. They wanted everyone who was not born a Russian to be a Russian as they could be. World Geography by: Richard G. Boehm Ph.D
Russo-Japaqnese WarJapan attacks Russia's naval base, Port Arthur, in China.
in 1905, Port Arthur fell under Japan's rule
This war caused the Russian Revolution http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-russo-japanese-war-begins
1905 RevolutionOne event was called Bloody Sundy started with a group of workers that wanted better working conditions. They were on their way to the czar palace. Bloody Sunday gets its name because soldiers fired at the workes and 1,000 people were killed. World Geography by: Richard G. Boehm, Ph.D
World War INicholas II was in power at the beginning of World War one. Russia fought along the Eastern Front and pushed out Germany. More than 27 million soldiers and citizens died in the process. After the Great War, Russia was now called the Soviet Union. World Geography by: Richard G. Boehm, Ph.D and
BolsheviksBolsheviks was a political party in Russia
During the Bolsheviks, Czar was dethroned.
The start of the Bolsheviks was calles the "February Revolution"
Lead by Lenin who folowed the ideas of Karl Marx for communism http://www.thenagain.info/webchron/easteurope/octrev.html
March 1917Riots and strikes begin the February Revolution
Most Russians had lost all hope in Russia's leaders
Riots began in St. Petersburg
Provisional Government came into power http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/08/march-8-1917-russias-february-revolution-begins-in-st-petersburg/
October 1917 in RussiaOctober Revolution in Russia was manily caused by the Provisional Government staying in WWI. The October Revolution undid everything that the March (or February) Revolution did. The October Revolution was lead by the Bolsheviks and Lenin. notes and World Geography by: Richard G. Boehm,Ph.D