MAJOR RUSSIAN EVENTS

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Rurik becomes first Ruler

862

First Ruler of Russian Territories

Czar Ivan IV (The Terrible) is consideered to hve founded the Russian Country.

1533 - 1584

He is called The Terrible because of his temper and execution (death) of Russia's wealthy people.

Czar Nicholas II creates the first Duma.

1894 - 1917

He is also referred to as "Saint Nicholas the Martyr"

Bolshevik Revolution

1917

The end of this Revolution creates the first Political Parties

Vladimir Lenin creates the first Political Party

1917 - 1924

--The Socialist Democratic Labor Party

USSR is created

1922

December 30th
United Soviet Socialist Republics

Joseph Stalin (Communist Party) begins execution

1924

He executes "all enemies of the people" meaning people who disagree with his authority

Cold War

1945 - 1991

Cold War Between US and Soviet Union

Spunik Launched

1957

Soviet Union launches the World's first artificial (fake) satellite

Cuban Missile Crisis

1962

Closest time during the Cold War that the US and Soviet Union came to Nuclear War

End of Cold War

1981 - 1991

President Ronald Reagan convinces the Soviet Union that the US has a "Star Wars" type of missile defense system that could blow up ALL of their nuclear missiles.

USSR is dissolved and called the Russian Federation

1991