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