Russian Leaders

By Global7
  • Feb 3, 1440

    Ivan The Great

    Ivan The Great
    Ivan the Great, was a grand prince of Moscow and Grand Prince of all Rus. Sometimes he was referred to as the Gatherer of the Russian lands. He tripled the territory of his state, ended the dominance of the Golden Horde over the Russ, renovated the Moscow Kremlin, and laid the foundations of the Russian state. He was one of the longest reigning Russian rulers in history.
  • Feb 3, 1533

    Ivan The Terrible

    Ivan The Terrible
    Ivan was grand prince of Moscow from 1533 until his death. His long reign saw the conquest of the Khanates of Kazan, Astrakhan, and Siberia, transforming Russia into a multiethnic and multiconfessional state spanning almost one billion acres. Ivan managed countless changed in the progression from medieval state to an empire and emerging regional power, and became the first ruler to be crowned as Tsar of all Russia. Ivan opened the White Sea and the port of Arkhangelsk to the company and grand th
  • Michael Romanov

    Michael Romanov
    1613-1645:
    Michael Romanov was the Tsar of Russia from 1613-1645 and founder of the Romanov dynasty, which ruled Russia until 1917. His involvement in the government helped increase diplomatic, commercial, and cultural contact with Western Europe.
  • Peter The Great

    Peter The Great
    1682-1725:
    Pester was tsar of Russia from 1682-1725. His self-given title was Peter the Great though he was officially Peter 1. Peter the Great is credited with dragging Russia out of the medieval times to such an extent that by his death in 1725, Russia was considered a leading eastern European state.
  • Catherine The Great

    Catherine The Great
    Catherine extended the borders of the Russian Empire southward and westward to absorb New Russia, Crimea, Northern Caucasus, Right Bank Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania and Courland at the expense, mainly, of two powers, the Ottoman Empire and the Polish common wealth. All told, she added some 200,000 square miles to Russian territory.
  • Alexander 2

    Alexander 2
    The first year of his reign was devoted to the prosecution of the Crimean War and, after the fall of Sevastopol, to negotiations from peace.
  • Nicholar the 2

    Nicholar the 2
    Nicholas followed policies of his father, strengthening the Franco Russian Alliance and pursuing a policy of general European pacification, which culminated in the famous Hague peace conference.
  • Vladimir Lenin

    Vladimir Lenin
    Vladimir was a Russian Marxist revolutionary and communist politician who led the October Revolution of 1917. He was the leader of the Bolsheviks and he headed the Soviet state during its initial years, as it fought to establish control of Russia in the Russian Civil War and worked to create a socialist economic system.
  • Alexander Kerensky

    Alexander Kerensky
    Kerensky was one of the February Revolution’s most prominent leaders. He was a member of the Provisional Committee of the State Dumas and was elected vice chairperson of the Petrograd Soviet. He simultaneously became the first minister in justice in the newly formed Provisional Government
  • Joseph Stalin

    Joseph Stalin
    Joseph was the Premier of the Soviet Union. He held the position of general secretary of the communist party of the Soviet Union’s central committee. In 1928, Stalin replaced the new economic policy of the 1920s with a highly centralized command economic collectivization in the countryside.
  • Nikita Khrushchev

    Nikita Khrushchev
    1953-1963:
    Nikita led the Soviet Union during part of the Cold War. He served as first secretary of the communist party of the Soviet Union from 1953-1964, and as chairperson of the council of ministers, or premier, from 1958-1964. During what was known in the Soviet Union as the Great Patriotic War, Khrushchev was a commissar, serving as an intermediary between Stalin and his general.
  • Vladimir Putin

    Vladimir Putin
    Vladimir is a Russian politician who served as the second president of the Russian Federation and is the current prime minister of Russia, as well as chairperson of United Russia and chairman of the council of ministers of the Union of Russia and Belarus. During Putin’s presidency, the Russian economy great from nine straight years. During his presidency, he passed into law a reduced profits tax, new land, and legal codes.
  • Grand Prince Vladimir of Kiev

    Grand Prince Vladimir of Kiev
    Vladimir’s father was the prince Sviatoslav of the Rurik dynasty. Vladimir, who was prince of Novgorod, was forced to flee to Scandinavia in 1976 after his brother Yaropolk had murdered his other brother Oleg and conquered Kievan Rus. In Sweden, he assembled a Varangian army and conquered again Novgorod from Yaropolk. Originally, a pagan, Vladimir converted to Christianity in 1988, and proceeded to baptize all of Kievan Rus. In 1985, he led a fleet along the central rivers of Kievan Russ to conq
  • Mikhail Gorbachev

    Mikhail Gorbachev
    1985-1991:
    Mikhail, a former Soviet political leader, having served as general secretary of the communist party of the Soviet Union, and as the last head of state of the Soviet Union, having served from 1988 until its dissolution in 1991. He was the only general secretary in the history of the Soviet Union to have been born during the communist rule.
  • Boris Yeltsin

    Boris Yeltsin
    Boris was the first president of the Russian Federation and was reelected in the 1996 election. He vowed to transform Russia’s socialist command economy into a free market economy and implemented economic shock therapy, price liberalization and privatization programs.
  • Dmitri Medvedev

    Dmitri Medvedev
    Dmitri was the third president of the Russian Federation and he was hired in the Russian presidential administration, where he worked as deputy chief of staff. Medvedev was appointed first deputy prime minister and was tasked with overseeing national priority projects. Aiming at modernizing Russia’s economy and society, and lessening the country’s reliance on oil and gas. Medvedev has launched an anti corruption campaign and initiated a substantial law enforcement reform.