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World War I and the Russian Revolution
Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria is assassinated in Sarajevo.
World War I
07/28/1914 - 11/11/1918
Germany declares war on neutral Belgium
Battle of the Frontiers
08/14/1914 - 08/24/1914
Battle of Tannenberg
08/23/1914 - 08/30/1914
Unofficial Christmas Truce
12/24/1914 - 12/25/1914
Germany declares a submarine blockade of Great Britain
Allies begin nine-month battle for the Turkish peninsula of Gallipoli.
07/25/1915 - 01/09/1916
Tsar Nicholas II becomes new commander-in-Chief of the Russian Army
Battle of Verdun
02/21/1916 - 12/18/1916
Battle of the Somme
07/01/1916 - 11/18/1916
The February Revolution begins with strikes,and demonstrationsin Petrograd
02/23/1917 - 02/27/1917
Russian Civil War
11/07/1917 - 10/01/1922
The new Russian government signs an armistice with Germany.
The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk is signed and takes Russia out of World War I
The capital of Russia is changed from St. Petersburg to Moscow
Former Tsar Nicholas II, his wife, and children, by the Bolsheviks.
Treaty of Versailles is Signed.
Russian Famine of 1921
1921 - 1922
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics established.
Lenin dies; Stalin will become his successor
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