Russia History Timeline & Facts

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Russia History Timeline & Facts

The Russia History Timeline & Facts is full of interesting facts and history about the bygone times of  the Russia Nation. A clear and concise list of dates, history and events in chronological order. The Russia History Timeline & Facts outlines and records all of the critical and major incidents in the history of the nation. History, Dates, Kings, Leaders and Wars are all mentioned in the Russia History Timeline & Facts. The Russia History Timeline & Facts provides a brief and interesting historical record of facts about different events in history.


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The Slavs
The Slavic people who were the most numerous ethnic group in Europe:
The 'West Slavs' were the Poles, the Czechs and the Slovaks
The 'East Slavs' consisted of Russians, Ukrainians and Belarusians
The 'South Slavs' consisted of Bulgarians, Croats, Macedonians Serbs and Slovenians
In the early Middle Ages Slavs were often used as slaves which is possibly the origin of the generic term 'Slavs'

Concise History of Russia & its Flag
1200s BC The Cimmerians, a Balkan people, settled in the Ukraine
700s BC The Cimmerians were defeated by the Scythians, an Iranian people
200 BC The Scythians were conquered by the Samaritans bringing Greek and Roman influence to the culture
200 AD The German Visigoths conquered the region
370 AD The Huns, led by Attilla, conquered the Goths and took control
800s Eastern Slavs settled in different regions in Russia
862 Rurik, a Varangian prince ruled the region which became known as the Land of the Rus
988 Grand Prince Vladimir I converted to the Eastern Orthodox Church
1200 - 1480 The Mogols led by Genghis Khan, conquered Russia
1480 Ivan III freed Russia from the Mongols
1547 Ivan IV (Ivan the Terrible) became the first Czar
1682 Peter the Great became Czar
1762 Catherine the Great became empress
Late 1700s Austria, Prussia, and Russia divided Poland amongst themselves. Russia received Belarus, Lithuania, and Ukraine from Poland
1801 Alexander I became Czar
1812 Napoleon Bonaparte led troops into Russia but was defeated
1825 Nicholas I became Czar
1853 The Crimean War broke out between Russia and the Ottoman Empire
1867 Russia sold Alaska to the United States
1894 Nicholas II Czar
1898 The Russian Social Democratic Labor Party was established by the Marxists
1903 Lenin became the leader of the Bolsheviks
1914 World War I broke out and the Russians fought the Germans and Austrians
1917 Revolutionaries overthrew the Russian government
July 1918 Czar Nicholas II and his family were murdered
1918 Russia became the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic which eventually formed the
Union of Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR)
1924 Lenin died
1929 Stalin became the dictator of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR)
1939 German forces invaded Poland resulting in World War II
1939 Russia occupied Poland
1945, May, Berlin fell to Russia
August 1945 The United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
1945 End of WW11

This information focuses on the history of Russia and does not address contemporary events.

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