USSR

Events

Lenin's return to Russia

1917

February Revolution

Approx. February, 1917

First Congress of Soviet

3 June 1917

October Revolution

October, 1917

Civil War

November 1917 - July 1921

Treaty Signed

21 December 1922

Lenin's death

21 January 1924

Unification of republics

27 October 1924 - 24 August 1940

Stalin takes power in Russia

1929

Stalin's "Great Purge"

1934 - 1938

Trotsky's murder

August 1940

The Soviet Union enters into the Second World War

22 June 1941

Ending of WWII

April 1945

Beggining of the RDA

1949

Stalin's death

march 1953