Russia History

Main

Slavs settle in western Russia

1500 BC

Vikings invade the land

862 BC

Mongolian Invasion of Russia

1223 - 1480

Majority ends in 1240, but some Mongol rule continues until 1480.

Russian territory split into dukedoms

1240

Duke Ivan III conquers Novgorod and Tver

1471

Ivan IV comes to power, creates first russian state

1533

Ivan IV becomes first Tsar of Russia

1547

Ivan IV's sons die, which leads to the civil war

1598

Russian famine

1601 - 1603

New Tsar, Mikhail Romanov, takes power

1613

Peter the Great becomes a Tsar

1682

Peter the Great proclaims russia an empire

1721

Prince Rurik founded the state of Russia

1862

Kiev becomes the capital of Russia

1862

USSR emerges, rules for 69 years

1922 - 1991

The Third Reich declares war against the USSR

1938

Soviet forces win war against Japan

1945

Soviet forces capture Berlin

1945

The Soviet Union launches the first satellite, Sputnik

1957

USSR separated into 15 different states

1991

Rise in criminal activity and armed conflicts

1991 - 1999

Financial crisis

1998

Vladimir Putin elected as president

2000