February 1917-1922

Events

Formation of Legion

1917

Political polarisation

1917

Successful coup

October 1917

General Denikin's SOUTHERN threat

December 1917 - 1920

Population of Petrograd and Moscow dropped by half

1918 - 1921

Establishment of Red Army

January 1918

Creating initial military opposition

1918

Constituent Assembly

January 1918

300,000 people died due to the Cheka

1918 - 1920

War Communism

1918 - 1921

Admiral Kolchak's EASTERN threat

1918 - 1920

First British troops land at Murmansk

March 1918

Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

March 3, 1918

BRITISH THREAT

April 1918

FRENCH THREAT

April 1918

JAPANESE THREAT

April 1918

Conscription into Red Army is introduced

May 1918

Czech Legion rebels and captures a large section of the Trans-Siberian railway

May 1918

CZECH LEGION THREAT

May 1918

Decree on Nationalisation

June 1918

Establishment of SRG in Syria

June 1918

Murder of the Tsar and his family

June 1918

Tsar Nicolas shot

17 July 1918

British land at Archangel and establish an anti-Bolshevik government

August 1918

Collaspe of the Western Front

August 1918

Americans arrive in N.Russia and in the east

August 1918

AMERICAN THREAT

August 1918

Murder of Royal Family

August 1918

General Miller's NORTHERN threat

September 1918

Kolchak assumes control in Omsk

November 1918

End of war

November 1918

French land at Odessa

December 1918

POLISH SOVIET WAR

February 1919 - March 1921

Denikin assumes supreme command in the south-east

February 1919

Red Army occupies Kiev

February 1919

Growing discontent in French and British forces

March 1919

Kolchak's forces cross the Urals but are repulsed by the Red Army

March 1919

French evacute Odessa

April 1919

Denikin and southern army take Kharkov

June 1919

Trotsky resigned but his resignation is refused

July 1919

Denikin advances from the Caucasus and captures Tsaritsyn

July 1919

Loss of Kharkov and Tsaritsyn leads to critism of Trotsky

July 1919

Allies evacute Archangel

September 1919

Denikin takes Orel but is forced back later in the month

October 1919

Yudenich reaches the outskirts of Petrograd

October 1919

General Yudenich's NORTH-WESTERN threat

October 1919

Yenenich is defeated; Denikin is pushed back

November 1919

Rouble fell to 1% of its worth in 1917

1920

Red Army invades Georgia

February 1920

Kolchak (captured in January) is executed by the Bolsheviks

February 1920

Denikin, having been pursued to the Crimea, is succeeded by Wrangel

April 1920

Polish army invades Russia and occupies Kiev

May 1920

Tukhachevsky mounts Red Army counter-offensive against Poles

July 1920

Red Army defeated by Poles outside Warsaw

August 1920

Wrangel, last surviving White general, is defeated in the Crimea

November 1920

1 in 5 people were starving

1921

Treaty of Riga: peace between Poland and Soviet Russia

March 1921

The Kronstadt Rebellion

March, 1921