On March 3, 1918, in the city of Brest-Litovsk, Russia signed a treaty with the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire, Bulgaria) ending its participation in World War I. This treaty was between the new Bolshevik government of Soviet Russia and the Central Powers. This was signed in the city of Brest-Litovsk and it's significant because it ended Russias involvement with the first World War. Additionally, this gave independence to many countries such as Ukraine, Georgia, and Finland. It also gave countries like Poland and the Baltic States of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia to Germany and Austria-Hungary.