Russia and Stalin

Political spectrum

Stalin in power

1922 - 1953

Troika vs. Trotsky

1922 - 1925

Stalin (ambiguous politically) allies with Kamenev and Zinoviev (Leftists) against Trotsky (very Leftist)

United Opposition vs. Stalin

1925 - 1927

Stalin's former Leftist allies from the Troika against Trotsky (Zinoviev, Kamenev) turn AGAINST him with Trotsky after Socialism in One Country is announced.

United Opposition expelled from Politburo

1927

Right Opposition vs. Stalin

1928 - 1929

Stalin's former Rightist allies against the United Opposition (Tomsky, Rykov, Bukharin) turn AGAINST him because he swings left, abandoning Lenin's NEP and starting collectivisation.

Trotsky expelled from USSR

1929

Right opposition removed from Politburo

1929

Events

Peace of Riga

1921

Russo-Polish borders are settled.

Stalin: General Secretary

1922

Lessons of October published

1924

Lenin dies

1924

Socialism in One Country

1925

Stalin constitution

1936

a very liberal constitution that gave many rights, universal suffrage, etc.

Economy

NEP

1921 - 1927

Grain procurement crisis

1927 - 1928

First Five Year Plan

1928 - 1932

Holodomer

1932 - 1933

Second Five Year plan

1933 - 1937

White Baltic Canal opens

1933

Minorities

Jewish Autonomous Oblast created

1928

Korean Transfer

1930 - 1937