Revolution and Dictatorship: Russia and the Soviet Union

Events

Lenin Returns to Russia, April 1917

Approx. April, 1917

Bolsheviks overthrow provisional government, October 1917

October 1917

Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, March 1918

March 1918

Policy of "war communism", June 1918

June 1918 - 1921

Civil War in Russia between Reds and Whites, October 1918

October 1918 - 1920

War with Poland, March 1921

March 1921

New Economic Policy, March 1921

March 1921

Germany recognises Soviet Union, May 1921

May 1921

Lenin dies and is replaced by Stalin

January 1924

Many people starve as a result of Stalin's plan, 1928

1928 - 1933

Stalin's 5 year plan, 1928

1928

USA recognises the USSR, 1933

1933

Announcement of the discovery of a plot against Stalin's regime headed by Leon Trotsky, 1936

1936 - 1938

Soviet Union and German pact, August 1939

August, 1939

Joseph Stalin dies, March 1953

March 1953