Russian History

By Chafo
  • Dec 3, 1533

    Romanov's Origins

    The earliest anscestor was Boyar Andrei Kobyla, one of Andrei's son was Feodor Koshka who was also a boyar and progenitor of the Romanov dynasty, His three sons take the surname of Koshkin which later they changed to Zakharin and the family divided into two branches: Zakharin Yakovlev and Zakharin Yuriev, During the reign of Ivan the Terrible, the family became known as Yakovlev, whereas grandchildren of Roman Zakharin-Yuriev changed their names to Romanov.
  • Feb 11, 1547

    Ivan The Terrible and Anastasia Zakharynia

    Ivan The Terrible and Anastasia Zakharynia
    The family fortunes soared when Roman's daughter, Anastasia Zakharyina, married Ivan IV (Ivan The Terrible) in February 1547. When her husband assumed the title of tsar, she was crowned the very first Tsaritsa.In the summer of 1560, she fell ill to a illness. In consequence to these events, Ivan suffered a severe collapse suspecting that his wife had been a victim of malicious actions and had been poisoned by the Boyars. Although he had no evidence of the crime, he had a number of them executed
  • The beginning of the Romanovs.

    The beginning of the Romanovs.
    The family's leader, Feodor Nikitich Romanov, was exiled to the Antoniev Siysky Monastery and forced to take monastic vows with the name Filaret.Upon expulsion of Poles from Moscow in 1612, the Assembly of the Land offered the Russian crown to several Rurik and Gedimin princes, but all of them declined the honor of it.
  • Michael I

    Michael I
    On being offered the Russian crown, Filaret's 16 year old son Mikhail Romanov was in fear and despair. He was finally persuaded to accept the throne by his mother Kseniya Ivanovna Shestova.Feeling how insecure his throne was, Mikhail attempted to emphasize his ties with the last Rurik tsars and take advice from the Assembly of the Land on every issue. This strategy was successful.
  • The era of Dynastyc crisis

    Mikhail was succeeded by his son Alexei, who steered the country quietly through numerous troubles. Upon his death, there was a period of dynastic struggles between his children by his first wife Maria Ilyinichna Miloslavskaya (Feodor III, Sofia Alexeevna, Ivan V) and his son by his second wife Nataliya Kyrillovna Naryshkina, the future Peter the Great.
  • Peter The Great Reign

    Peter The Great Reign
    He ruled the Tsardom of Russia(was the name of the centralized Russian state from Ivan IV's assumption of the title of Tsar) and later the Russian Empire from 7 May 1682 until his death, In numerous successful wars he expanded the Tsardom into a huge empire that became a major European power. He led a cultural revolution that replaced the traditionalist and medieval social and political system with a modern, scientific, Europe-oriented, and rationalist system.
  • Peter the Great's death

    Peter the Great's death
    New dynastic struggles followed the death of Peter. His only son to survive Alexei, who did not support Peter's modernization of Russia, had previously been arrested and died in prison shortly thereafter. Near the end of his life, Peter managed to alter the succession tradition of male heirs to allow him to name his own heir. Power then passed into the hands of his second wife, the Empress Catherine. Within five years, the Romanov male line ended with the death of Peter II.
  • Catherine The Great

    Catherine The Great
    She was the Empress of Russia, she was the most renowned and the longest-ruling female leader of Russia, reigning from 9 July 1762 until her death at the age of 67.
    Came to power after the assassination of her husband, Peter III, at the end of the Seven Years' War. Russia was revitalised under her reign, growing larger and stronger than ever and becoming recognised as one of the great powers of Europe.
  • Leon Trotsky

    Leon Trotsky
    Leon Trotsky was a revolutionary, supporter and follower of Marxist-Leninist theory, Currently there a current within the Marxist called Trotskyism. His biggest contribution was always to help the theory of a better society besides being a Marxist in supporting the feminist movement, but not based on capitalism if not based on socialism, is the ultimate revolutionary after Lenin.Tuvo a su cargo la creación del Ejército Rojo. Posteriormente se enfrento a José Stalinwhich caused him exilium.
  • Anastasia Nikolaevna

    Anastasia Nikolaevna
    Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia was the youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, the last sovereign of Imperial Russia, and his wife Alexandra Fyodorovna.She was 17 at the time of her death in Ekaterinburg in Siberia. She was executed and killed by a bayonet
  • Romanov's Dynasty Downfall

    Romanov's Dynasty Downfall
    World War I began in 1914 when Austria declared war on Serbia. Russia went to war to defend the Serbs but was ill prepared for the battle. They had inadequate weapons and poor leadership. Nicholas II went to the lines to lead his armies but this proved to be a poor move. Problems increased and prices rose dramatically. Food and fuel shortages and outbreaks of diseases were a major problem. Also, many soldiers deserted,which brought about the end of the Romanov Dynasty.
  • Russian Revolution

    Russian Revolution
    The 1917 Russian Revolution was a political movement in Russia that culminated in 1917 with the expulsion of the provisional government that had replaced the Tsarist system, which ultimately led to the establishment of the Soviet Union, which lasted until his death in 1991.
  • February Revolution

    February Revolution
    The Russian revolution can be distinguished into two phases, The first was called February Revolution of 1917, which displaced the autocracy of Czar Nicholas II of Russia( Last tzar of the Romanovs),and intended to set in place a liberal republic.
  • October Revolution

    October Revolution
    By October 1917, raising concerns over the future of the country resulted in a second revolution. Led by Vladimir Lenin and the Bolshevik party, this resulted in the overthrowing of the Russian Government. Civil war followed, but it was clear that the Bolsheviks were there to stay. Nonetheless, millions of people tried to keep the Russian revolution alive by fighting to overthrow the Communist government.
  • Josif Stalin

    Josif Stalin
    Josef Stalin was the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union's Central Committee from 1922 until his death in 1953. In the years following Lenin's death in 1924, he rose to become the leader of the Soviet Union.Stalin became the socialist dictator of the USSR. He suppressed all opposition to his rule by murder and intimidation. Using socialist policies like collective farming he created famine in places like Ukraine.
  • Soviet Union

    Soviet Union
    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics(USSR) began as a union of four Soviet Socialist Republics, formed within the territory of the Russian Empire abolished by the Russian Revolution of 1917, and grew to 15 "union republics" by 1956. was constitutional federation of socialist states, based on communist ideology that existed in Eurasia from 1922 until its dissolution in 1991.
  • Vladimir Lenin

    Vladimir Lenin
    Vladimir Lenin was the pseudonym of Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, Russian revolutionary leader Bolshevik leader. He was the first president of the Soviet Government of the Soviet Union, elected at the Second Congress of Soviets of Workers and Soldiers across Russia on October 25.Autor de un conjunto teórico y práctico basado en el marxismo para la situación política, económica y social de Rusia de principios del siglo XX. Posteriormente fue llamado leninismo bajo el régimen de Iósif Stalin.
  • The USSR in the WWII

    The USSR in the WWII
    After the death of the first Soviet leader, Vladimir Lenin, in 1924, Joseph Stalin eventually won the power struggle and led the country through a large-scale industrialization with a command economy and in turn, with political repression. In June 1941, during World War II, Germany and its allies invaded the soviet union. After four years of brutal warfare, the Soviet Union emerged victorious as one of the two superpowers in the world, next to the United States.
  • Downfall of the USSR

    Downfall of the USSR
    The USSR's trade gap progressively emptied the coffers of the union, leading to eventual bankruptcy. The Soviet Union finally collapsed in 1991 when Boris Yeltsin seized power in the aftermath of a failed coup that had attempted to topple reform-minded Gorbachev.