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Russian History

By kbleigh
  • Jan 1, 1200

    Mongols Invaded Russia

    Mongols Invaded Russia
    The Mongols invaded Russia, but did not invade Moscow. They ruled from 1200-1400s.
  • Jan 1, 1547

    Ivan IV became czar

    Ivan IV became czar
    Ivan IV became czar in 1547. He later became known as Ivan the Terruble.
  • May 3, 1561

    St. Basil's Church Orthodox Cathedral was created

    St. Basil's Church Orthodox Cathedral was created
    From 1555-1561 St. Basil's Church Orthodox Cathedral was created. The man who created the Church had his eyes taken out by Ivan the Terrible because he did not want him to make another building like the St. Basil's Church Orthodox Cathedral.
  • Michael Romanov became czar

    Michael Romanov became czar
    In 1613 Michael Romanov became czar.
  • Serfdom

    In 1649 serfdom became legal in Russia.
  • Peter became czar

    Peter became czar
    In 1689 Peter became czar of Russia, from 1689-1725. He later became known as Peter the Great.
  • Expansion

    Russia began to expand from Finland to San Fransisco.
  • Angry citizens

    Angry citizens
    Around the 1800s citizens started going against the czars, so they let the citizens have a say in the government, have more freedom, built industry, and modernize agriculture.
  • Napoleon Attacked

    Napoleon Attacked
    In 1812 Napoleon, the ruler of France invaded Russia, he came with 600,00 men, and left with fewer than 10,000
  • Modernazation

    In 1861 Czar Alexander II built railroads, freed serfs, established modern banking system, increased freedom of the press, and established a jury system.
  • Alaska sold

    Alaska sold
    In 1867 Alaska was sold to the U.S. for $7.2 billion
  • Faberge Egg

    Faberge Egg
    Czar Alexander III ordered the first Faberge egg in 1885 for his wife, Czarina Maria. The man who made the egg was Carl Faberge, a jeweler.
  • Trans-Siberian Railroad

    Trans-Siberian Railroad
    In 1889 the Trans-Siberian Railroad was completed, it was 4,500 miles long.
  • Czar Alexander ll was killed

    Czar Alexander ll was killed
    In 1894 Czar Alexander II was assassinated by a terrorist bomb.
  • Czar Nicholas becomes Czar

    Czar Nicholas becomes Czar
    At age 26, Czar Nicholas reluctantly became czar in 1894.
  • The Duma was created

    The Duma was created
    In 1906 Czar Nicholas created a constitutional monarchy, the Duma, an elected parliament, giving voice the people of Russia. But, if anyone who was in the Duma disagreed with him he would fire them all and get more people. It lasted for only 7 months.
  • Rasputin

    In 1912, Rasputin, a mystical faith healer, saved Czar Nicholas II’s son. He gave ideas to the family to save him, making him a close friend to the family. Alexi had hemophilia.
  • Strange letter fom Rasputin

    Strange letter fom Rasputin
    In 1916 Rasputin sent a letter to the family saying that he feels someone in the czars’ family will kill him by January 1st. He said if that becomes true, the czars’ immediate family will die within 2 years at the hands of the Russian people. Rasputin was killed… and so was the czar’s family, at the hands of the Russian people.
  • Riots.

    Riots started because of food and coal shortages in 1917.
  • Czar Nicholas abdicated the throne

    Czar Nicholas abdicated the throne
    In 1917 Czar Nicholas abdicated (gave up) the throne. He did not want to give the throne to the heir, Alexi because he was too young (14), and he was to sick from hemophilia. So the czar asked his brother, but he refused.
  • John Lenin

    John Lenin
    In 1917 a man named Lenin became the leader of the Russian Communist party, the Bolsheviks. He followed Karl Marx’s ideas and made a government should have all manufacturing, agriculture and transportation, everyone was equal, and that the government provided for the people, this was called Socialism. But, if you did not follow the rules of the Communist you would be sent to prison camps in Siberia, or killed. 
  • Cold War Starts

    Cold War Starts
    From about 1945-1989 the Cold War was occurring between USSR and USA. Nothing happened… that’s why it was called the Cold War.
  • USSR took over Berlin

    USSR took over Berlin
    In 1948 the USSR took over Berlin, Germany; East Germany=communist, West Germany=democratic. The USA was afraid that USSR would try to spread communism over the world.
  • USSR bout food from USA

    USSR bout food from USA
    In the 1960’s USSR had bad harvest, so they bought food from USA.
  • Mikhail Gorbachov

    Mikhail Gorbachov
    In 1985, the leader of the communist party, Mikhail Gorbachov, was elected president. He opened USSR politically, socially, and economically.
  • Gorbachov resigned

    Gorbachov resigned
    In 1991, there was a failed coup (an overthrow of the government), 27. In 1991, there was a failed coup (an overthrow of the government).
  • Putin and Medvedev

    Putin and Medvedev
    On October 7, 2008, the Russian Federation president was Vladimer Putin. Also, the new president was elected, he was Medvedev.
  • PUTIN was re-elected

    PUTIN was re-elected
    On March 4, 2012, Putin was re-elected as president.
  • The Vikings Came

    The Vikings Came
    In 860 Vikings from Sweden crossed the Baltic Sea and settled West of the Ural Mountains.
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