1917 - Stalin
Beginning of Russian Revolution. The Tsar's government falls, replaced with a Provisional Government. Bolsheviks, including Stalin, hasten to St. Petersburg.
Lenin returns from Switzerland, rebukes Stalin for supporting the Provisional Government.
Bolsheviks overthrow Provisional Government, seize power.
1918-20 - Stalin
Civil war in Russia. Trotsky organizes Red Army; Stalin commands forces in, Petrograd
1922 - Stalin
Official founding of Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Stalin elected General Secretary of the Communist Party
1924 - Stalin
1924-25 - Stalin
Stalin publicly attacks Trotsky for being unfaithful to "Leninism."
Stalin articulates his theory of "Socialism in One Country."
Allied with Bukharin and the "Rightists," Stalin begins attacks on Zinoviev.
1926 - Stalin
At the Fifteenth Party Congress, Stalin attacks the "United Opposition" of Zinoviev, Kamenev, and Trotsky.
1927 - Stalin
Kamenev, Zinoviev and Trotsky sent to exile.
1928 - Stalin
Beginning of the first Five-Year Plan(In the years bewteen 1928 and 32 the first 5 year plan was made and aimed to expand heavy industry fir example Coal, Iron and Steel)
1929 - Stalin
Bukharin removed from the Politburo
1931-32 - Stalin
Terrible famine across the Soviet Union; millions die
1936 - Stalin
First "Show Trial." Zinoviev, Kamenev, and their allies confess and are executed.
1939 - Stalin
Outbreak of World War II
1953 - Stalin
Death of Stalin