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Russian Historical Timeline

  • Apr 1, 600

    Slavic Settlements

    Slavic Settlements
    Slav 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, 1200

    The Rise of Moscovy

    The Rise of Moscovy
    After 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 Invasion

    Mongol Invasion
    The 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 III

    Ivan III
    Became 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
  • Jan 16, 1547

    Ivan IV

    Ivan IV
    Ivan 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
  • Period: to

    Time of Troubles

    Time 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.
  • Period: to

    Romanov dynasty

  • Beginning of Romanov Dynasty

    Beginning of Romanov Dynasty
    Ivan 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 Great

    Peter the Great
    Peter 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
  • Catherine the Great

    Catherine the Great
    Catherine 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.
  • Karl Marx

    Karl Marx
    When 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.
  • Russification policies

    Russification policies
    The 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 War

    Russo-Japaqnese War
    Japan attacks Russia's naval base, Port Arthur, in China.
    in 1905, Port Arthur fell under Japan's rule
    This war caused the Russian Revolution
  • 1905 Revolution

    1905 Revolution
    One 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 I

    World War I
    Nicholas 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
  • Bolsheviks

    Bolsheviks 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
  • March 1917

    March 1917
    Riots 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
  • October 1917 in Russia

    October 1917 in Russia
    October 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
  • Adoption of Eastern Orthodoxy

    Adoption of Eastern Orthodoxy
    Prince Valdimir made Orthodoxy the state religion of Russia
    Orthodoxy Chruch is a self-governed religion
    Orthodoxy is not the official religon of Russia
  • Kievan Rus

    Kievan Rus
    Kievan 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.