Russian Leaders

By geo1
  • Jan 1, 1462

    Ivan III (The Great)

    Ivan III (The Great)
    -Grand Duke of Moscow from 1462 to 1505
    -Grand Prince of all Russia
    -One of the longest reigning Russian rulers in history
    -Trippled the territory of his state
    -Ended the dominance of the Tatars of the Golden Horde over Russia
    -Laid the foundations of the Russian State
  • Jan 1, 1533

    Ivan IV (The Terrible)

    Ivan IV (The Terrible)
    -Grand Prince of Moscow from 1533 to
    -Transformed Russia into a multiethnic and multiconfessional state
    -Changed Russia from a medieval state to an empire
    -First ruler to be crowned as Tsar of All Russia
  • Michael Romanov

    Michael Romanov
    -Tsar of Russia from 1613 to 1645
    -Founder of the Romanov Dynasty, which ruled Russia until 1917
    -He was the solution to the dynastic crisis of the Time of Troubles
    -Reduced peasantry to serfdom and obtained peace with Sweden and Poland
  • Peter I (The Great)

    Peter I (The Great)
    -Tsar of Russia from 1682 to 1725
    -transformed Russia from the medieval times to a leading eastern European state
    -centralised government, modernised the army, created a navy, and increased the subjugation of the peasants
    -he had an aggressive foreign policy
  • Catherine II

    Catherine II
    -Empress of Russia from 1762 to 1790
    -Longest-ruling female leader of Russia
    -Russia grew larger and stronger, and became one of the Great Powers of Europe
    -Founded many new towns and cities
    -Modernized Russia along Western European lines
  • Alexander II

    Alexander II
    -Emperor of the Russian empire from 1855-1881
    -King of Poland
    -Grand Duke of Finland
    -1856 signed treaty of Paris
    -Freed the serfs
  • Nicholas II

    Nicholas II
    -Last emperor of Russia
    -Grand Prince of Finland
    -Titular King of Poland
    -Ruled from 1894 to 1917
    -Russia had economic and military collapse
    -He approved the Russian mobilization of 1914, which began the involvement of Russa in WWI
    -a.k.a. Bloody Nicholas because of the Khodynka Tragedy, Bloody Sunday, his execution of political opponents, and his pursuit of military campaigns
  • Alexander Kerensky

    Alexander Kerensky
    -1912 he was elected to the State Duma
    -Major political leader before and during the Russian Revolution of 1917
    -Second Prime Minister of the Russian Provisional Government
    -1917 he became Minister of War
  • Vladimir Lenin

    Vladimir Lenin
    -Led the October Revolution of 1917
    -Leader of the Bolsheviks
    -Headed the Soviet State froom 1917 to 1924 while it fought to establish control of Russia in the Russian Civil War
    -Worked to create a socialist economic system
    -produced Marim-Leninism
  • Joseph Stalin

    Joseph Stalin
    -Premier of Soviet Union from 1941-1953
    -one of the Bolshevik revolutionaries promoted the October Revolution in Russia in 1917
    -held the position of General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union's Central Committee from 1922-1953
    -Led USSR during post-war reconstruction
    -Stalingrad was named after him after the Russian Civil War
  • Nikita Khrushchev

    Nikita Khrushchev
    -led the Soviet Union during the Cold War
    -First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1953-1964
    -Chairman of the Council of Ministers from 1958-1964
    -responsible for the de-Stalinization of the Soviet Union
    -1962 he sent off nuclear missiles in Cuba (Communist)
  • Mikhail Gorbachev

    Mikhail Gorbachev
    -General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet union from 1985 to 1991
    -he was the last Soviet Union's Head of State from 1988 to 1991
    -helped contribute to the end of the Cold War
    -ended the political supremacy of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU)
  • Boris Yeltsin

    Boris Yeltsin
    -1st President of the Russian Federation from 1991-1999
    -Elected the chairman of the Russian Supreme Soviet
    -1993 Russian constitutional crisis--he illegally ordered the dissolution of the parliament and he introduced a new constitution
    -Wanted to transform Russia's socialist economy into a free market economy
  • Vladimir Putin

    Vladimir Putin
    -2nd President of the Russian Federation from 1999-2008
    -Current Prime Minister of Russia
    -Chairman of the Council of Minister of the Union of Russia and Belarus and chairman of United Russia
  • Dmitri Medvedev

    Dmitri Medvedev
    -3rd President of the Russian Federation
    -Wants to modernize Russia's economy and society, and use less oil and gas
    -2008 South Ossetia War--victory
  • Grand Prince Vladimir of Kiev

    Grand Prince Vladimir of Kiev
    -Vladimir Sviatoslavich the Great was a grand prince of Kiev, and ruler of Kievan Rus from 980 to 1015
    -First Christian ruler in Kievan Rus
    -Military conquests made the provinces of Kiev and Novgorod into a single state
    -Determined the course of Christianity in the region by the Byzantine baptism