Russian Revolution 1917-1924

Events

February Revolution begins in Russia

1917

New Soviet government suspended freedom of the press.

1917

Women strike for bread and peace

1917

Leon Trotsky was named chairman of Petrograd Soviet.

1917

Lenon left Switzerland

1917

Ammunition ship explodes in Russia, roughly 1,500 die

1917

Russia severed diplomatic ties with US.

1918

The Bolsheviks asked for American aid to rebuild their army.

1918

An all-Russian Congress of Soviets ratified a peace treaty with the Central Powers.

1918

The Soviets proclaimed the separation of church and state.

1918

Leon Trotsky became leader of the Russian Communists.

1918

Peasants in Central Russia rose against the Bolsheviks.

1919

Lithuanian and German military forces forced the Bolsheviks from Kedainiai.

1919

The Polish Army captured Vilno (Vilnius), Lithuania from the Soviet Army.

1919

Red Army captured Omsk, Siberia.

1919

The Bolsheviks opened major offensive on the Polish front.

1920

The U.S. rejected a Soviet peace offer as propaganda.

1920

Allies lifted the blockade on trade with Russia.

1920

Soviet troops invaded nearby Georgia.

1921

Pope Benedictus XV donated 1 million lire to feed Russians.

1921

Red Army under Trotsky attacked the sailors of Kronstadt.

1921

A Soviet famine began with a drought that caused massive crop failures, including total crop failure

1921

In the Rapallo Treaty Germany recognized Lenin's regime.

1922

A German-Russia treaty would be signed in Italy. This recognized the Soviet Union.

1922

Stalin was appointed General Secretary of Communist Party.

1922

Soviet Aeroflot airlines formed.

1923

Lenin was died due to his 3rd stroke.

1923

Soviets warned the U.S. against repeated entry of ships into the territorial waters of the USSR.

1924

Russian revolutionary Vladimir Ilyich Lenin died at age 53 and major struggles for power in the Soviet Union began.

1924

Soviet Union was formally recognized by Britain.

1924