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Edexcel GCE AS History
Key Dates by Section
UNIT 1 - OPTION D


D3: Russia in Revolution (1881-1924)

1. Challenges to the Romanovs, 1881-1905
· 1881 - Alexander III becomes Tsar
· 1889 - Land Captains were created
· 1891 - Major famine in Russia
· 1894 - Nicholas II…

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· August - The Kornilov Affair
· 10th October - The Bolshevik's decided to seize power from the
Provisional Government
· 24th October - The October Revolution began
· 26th October - Lenin announced that the All-Russian Soviet was the new
Russian government

4. The Establishment of Bolshevik Power, 1917-1924…

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D4: Stalin's Russia (1924-53)

1. The Struggle for Power, 1924-1928
· Jan 1924 - Lenin's death
· 1923-1925 - Triumvirate of Stalin, Kamenev and Zinoviev (aimed against
Trotsky)
· 1925-1926 - New Opposition of Kamenev and Zinoviev formed against
the Duumvirate of Stalin and Bukharin
· 1926-1927 - United Opposition…

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4. Survival and Triumph, 1941-1953
· Aug 1939 - Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact signed
· 1941 - Operation Barbarossa launched
· 1941-1945 - Period of Lend-Lease
· 1942-1943 - Battle of Stalingrad
· 1943 - Battle of Kursk
· May 1945 - The capture of Berlin (VE Day)
· 1946 - Fourth…

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