Russian History

  • Aug 25, 1530

    Ivan the Terrible was born

    Ivan the Terrible was born
    Ivan's father died when he was 3 years old, his mom was the regent, until she also died of poison assassination making Ivan the first "Tsar of all Russias".
  • Jan 16, 1547

    First part of Ivan the Terrible Reign

    First part of Ivan the Terrible Reign
    The early part of his reign was peaceful, until some devastating events took place; his wife Anastasia Romanov died of poisoning, and one of Ivan's advisors attacked the region of Velikiye Luki in Russia. This made Ivan paranoically suspicious of nobility.
  • Jan 1, 1565

    Ivan the Terrible's Domain

    Ivan the Terrible's Domain
    Although Ivan abdicated in 1564 in protest, he was urged back to power and began a rule of terror never before seen in Russian history. He divided the country into two clean-cut spheres. Ivan broke the power of the Muscovite boyars, exiling thousands of them to Siberia, and created a new militia. These hand-picked oprichniki, as he named them, were devoted to his orders and were encouraged to rape, loot, burn, kill and torture in the Tsar's name.
  • Ivan the Terrible's Death

    Ivan the Terrible's Death
    Ivan died from a stroke while playing chess with Bogdan Belsky. Upon Ivan's death, the ravaged kingdom was left to his unfit and childless middle son Feodor. Feodor died childless in 1598, ushering in the Time of Troubles.
  • Romanov Dinasty

    Romanov Dinasty
    A national assably was created to try and find someone new to take the throne of Russia, that's how Michael Romanov was elected to take the command of the country.
  • Peter the Grat was born

    Peter the Grat was born
    He was a descendent of the Romanov Dinasty.
  • Peter the Grat Reign

    Peter the Grat Reign
    He ruled the Tsardom of Russia and later on, the Russian empire until he died. Peter lead a cultural revolution turning the old medieval rules into modern, scientific system.
  • Peter The Great's Death

    Peter The Great's Death
    He started having problems with his bladder that were infected with gangrene, causing his death. He wrote an unfinished note, leaving everything to his daughter.
  • Catherine the Great

    Catherine the Great
    Catherine reformed the administration of Russian guberniyas, and many new cities and towns were founded on her orders. An admirer of Peter the Great, Catherine continued to modernise Russia along Western European lines. However, military conscription and economy continued to depend on serfdom, and the increasing demands of the state and private landowners led to increased levels of reliance on serfs.
  • Leon Trotsky

    Leon Trotsky
    Trotsky was initially a supporter of the Menshevik Internationalists faction of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party. He joined the Bolsheviks immediately prior to the 1917 October Revolution, and eventually became a leader within the Party. During the early days of the Soviet Union, he served first as People's Commissar for Foreign Affairs and later as the founder and commander of the Red Army as People's Commissar of Military and Naval Affairs.
  • Vladimir Lenin and the russian revolution

    Vladimir Lenin and the russian revolution
    He served as the Premier of the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1924. As the leader of the Bolshevik faction of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party, he took a senior role in orchestrating the October Revolution in 1917, which led to the overthrow of the Russian Provisional Government and the establishment of the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic, the world's first constitutionally socialist state
  • Joseph Stalin the Dictator

    Joseph Stalin the Dictator
    Was the Premier of the Soviet Union from 6 May 1941 until his death in 5 March 1953. Among the Bolshevik revolutionaries who brought about the Russian Revolution in 1917, Stalin held the position of General Secretary of the party's Central Committee from 1922 until his death.