Russian History 1928-1953

General

Stalin

1929 - 1953

Stalin's wife commits suicide

11/1932

Constitution

1936

Show trials

1936

Economics

New Economic Policy

1922 - 1928

Collectivisation

1928 - 1940

First Five-Year Plan

1928 - 1932

The Crash of Wall Street

10/1929

Second Five-Year Plan

1933 - 1937

Industrial Production increased by 250%

1935

Industrial Production had by 1935 increased by 250 % compared to the pre-1929 levels, according to Leon Trotsky in his book "The Revolution Betrayed."

Third Five-Year Plan

1938 - 1941

This Five Year Plan focused mainly on armament and war preparations.

Fourth and Fifth Five-Year Plans

1945 - 1955

Military

Pact with France

1935

The Nazi-Soviet Pact

1939

World War 2

9/1/1939 - 9/2/1945

Operation Barbarossa

1941

The Korean War

6/25/1950 - 7/23/1953

Domestic policies

Bukharin expelled

1929

Liquidation of Kulaks announced

12/1929

Gulags

1930

Famine

1931

Holodomor (extermination by hunger) in Ukraine

1932 - 1933

NKVD

1934 - 1954

Murder of Kirov

1934

Purges

1934 - 1939

Campaign for universal elementary education for children

1934

The Great Purge

1936 - 1939

Foreign Relations

USA recognises the USSR

1933

USSR member of League of Nations

1934

Hitler breaks off relations with USSR

1934