Russian History 1547 - 1991

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1547 Ivan IV became the grand prince of Moscow

1547

1682 Two half brothers, Peter I & Ivan ruled

1682

1696 Peter assumed full power when Ivan died

1696

1762 Empress Catherine II came to power

1762

1812 Napoleon invaded but Russia survived

1812

1916 Russia completed the Trans-Siberian Railroad

1916

1917 The Bolshevik Revolution

1917

1922 Bolsheviks created the Soviet Union

1922

1929 Joseph Stalin became dictator

1929

1985 Mikhail Gorbachev tried to revive the economy

1985

1991 The Soviet Union collapsed and the cold war was over

1991