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From autocracy to dictatorship 1881 -1924
1885 ­ Alexander II becomes Tsar = `Tsar Liberator'

1856 ­ Crimean war ending

1860 ­ Single state bank created

1861 ­ Emancipation of the serfs but had to pay redemption fees

1862 ­ Unified Treasury

1863 - Excise duty on alcohol

1864 ­…

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1914 ­ Financial stability= currency on gold standards /World War I

1917 ­ January = Inflation at worst, humiliating defeat, shortages of food, winter

1917 - February = Revolution = Tsar abdicates + Provisional government established

1917 ­ April = Lenin returns to issues April Theses `All power to soviets'…

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Stalin's Russia 1924-53
1924 ­ 1928 ­ Struggle for power main contenders = Trotsky, Zinoviev, Kamenev, Bukharin and Stalin

1927 ­ Collectivisation

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NZLHistory

A very useful timeline of key political events in Russia from Alexander II to the death of Lenin. It is colour coded by leader for ease of use.

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