Russia key dates

1914
russia enters first world war
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1917 february
the february revolution overthrows the tsar
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1917 march
a provisional goverment is established
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1917 october
the october revolution overthrows the provisional goverment
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1917
lenin establishes sovnarkom cheka established
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1918
lenin disbands constituent assembly, begning of the russian civil war, lenin intorduces state capitalsium and war communisum, komomol founded
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1919
zhenotdel created
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1920
department of agitation propoganda (agitprop) set up
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1921
end of russian civil war, opposition political parties banned- russia becomes a one party state, lenin introduces the new economic policy (NEP), march party congress bans factions
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1922
glavlit, a new organisation, which oversaw a more systematic censorship regime, introduced, establishment of trhe soviet union
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1923
the soviet economy experiences the "scissors crisis"
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1924
january lenin dies
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1928
stalin emerges as leader of russia, stalin introduces the first five year plan
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1929
stalin orders compulsory collectivisation of soviet farms
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1932
beginning of the great famine
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1934
kirov is murdered in leningrad, yagoda appointed head of the NKVD
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1935
the great terror begins with a purge of the leningrad communist party
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1936
stalin removes high-profile opponents in the first moscow show trials, yezhov becomes head of the secret police, the great terror intensifies
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1941
german invasion lead to soviet entry into the second world war
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1945
second world war ends
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1947
vaccines for common diseases such as typhus and malaria made universally stable
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1953
stalin dies, khrushchev lanches the virgin lands scheme
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1955
abortion legalised
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1956
khrushchevs secret speech- begnning of widespread de-stalinisation
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1957
greater freedom of expression is permitted following the world festival of youth and students
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1964
krushchev removed from office, brehznev begins the reverse krushchevs reforms
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1966
new criminal code tightens laws on political deserts, sinyavsky- daniel trial
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1967
andropov promoted to head of the KGB
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1975
brezhev becomes increasingly ill and unable to govern effectivley
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1982
brezhev dies, andropov initates reforms to tackle corruption
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1984
andropov dies and is replaced by chernenko before his reforms take effect
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1985-86
gorbachev introduces uskorenie- inital economic reforms
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1986
the twenty-seventh party congress sets out a new programme for the communist party
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1987-1990
gorbachev initates reforms intended to introduce market forces into the soviet economy and potitical reforms to build support for greater economic change
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1989
communisum falls across eastern europe
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1990
gorbachev appointed president of the soviet union, perestrokia: gorbachev begins to abandon fundemental aspects of the system such as single party rule a d command economy
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1991
coup to overthrow gorbachev, yeltsin suspends the communist party in russia, gorbachev resigns as president, the soviet union ceases to exist
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