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Russian Revolution 1917-1924
Ammunition ship explodes in Russia, roughly 1,500 die
February Revolution begins in Russia
Lenon left Switzerland
Leon Trotsky was named chairman of Petrograd Soviet.
New Soviet government suspended freedom of the press.
Women strike for bread and peace
An all-Russian Congress of Soviets ratified a peace treaty with the Central Powers.
Leon Trotsky became leader of the Russian Communists.
Russia severed diplomatic ties with US.
The Bolsheviks asked for American aid to rebuild their army.
The Soviets proclaimed the separation of church and state.
Lithuanian and German military forces forced the Bolsheviks from Kedainiai.
Peasants in Central Russia rose against the Bolsheviks.
Red Army captured Omsk, Siberia.
The Polish Army captured Vilno (Vilnius), Lithuania from the Soviet Army.
Allies lifted the blockade on trade with Russia.
The Bolsheviks opened major offensive on the Polish front.
The U.S. rejected a Soviet peace offer as propaganda.
A Soviet famine began with a drought that caused massive crop failures, including total crop failure
Pope Benedictus XV donated 1 million lire to feed Russians.
Red Army under Trotsky attacked the sailors of Kronstadt.
Soviet troops invaded nearby Georgia.
A German-Russia treaty would be signed in Italy. This recognized the Soviet Union.
In the Rapallo Treaty Germany recognized Lenin's regime.
Stalin was appointed General Secretary of Communist Party.
Lenin was died due to his 3rd stroke.
Soviet Aeroflot airlines formed.
Russian revolutionary Vladimir Ilyich Lenin died at age 53 and major struggles for power in the Soviet Union began.
Soviets warned the U.S. against repeated entry of ships into the territorial waters of the USSR.
Soviet Union was formally recognized by Britain.
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