Russian History

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Russian History: From Antiquity to the Modern Era Preface -->[edit]

Ivan Vladimirov's painting The barricades of Pesnya, 1905
Preface[edit]
Early History[edit]
  1. Antiquity
  2. Early East Slavs
  3. Kievan Rus'
  4. Mongol Invasion
  5. Volga Bulgaria
  6. Golden Horde
  7. Russian Orthodox Church
Ancient Russian girl by Nicholas Roerich, 1910
Grand Duchy and Tsardom[edit]
  1. Rise of Moscow
  2. Ivan III, the Great
  3. Ivan IV, the Terrible
  4. Time of Troubles
  5. Ascension of the Romanovs
  6. Peter the Great
  7. Catherine I
  8. Alexander I
  9. Russo-Persian War
  10. Napoleonic Wars
  11. Nicholas I and the Decembrist Revolt
  12. Russian Military
  13. Rise of Radicalism and Reactionaries
  14. Crimean War
  15. Alexander II
  16. Nihilism
  17. Alexander III
  18. Nicholas II
  19. World War I
Russian WWI poster
Russian Revolution[edit]
  1. New Revolutionary Movement
  2. Revolution of 1905
  3. Vladimir Lenin
  4. Bolsheviks and Mensheviks
  5. Revolution of 1917
  6. Russian Civil War
The Soviet Union[edit]
  1. Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
  2. War Communism and the New Economic Policy
  3. Russian Society
  4. Josef Stalin
  5. Industrialization and Collectivization
  6. Purges and Deportation
  7. Foreign Affairs
    Vladimir Lenin by Isaak Brodksy, May 1920
World War II[edit]
  1. Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact
  2. German Invasion
  3. Siege of Leningrad
  4. Soviet Counterattack
  5. Battle of Stalingrad
  6. Battle of Kursk
  7. Capture of Berlin
  8. Yalta Conference
  9. Invasion of Manchuria
  10. Potsdam Conference
The Cold War[edit]
The Yalta Conference
  1. The Iron Curtain
  2. NATO and the Warsaw Pact
  3. Nikita Khrushchev and De-Stalinization
  4. Nuclear Age
  5. Korean War
  6. Space Age
  7. Vietnam War
  8. Cuban Missile Crisis
  9. Detente and Anti-Proliferation
  10. Soviet War in Afghanistan
  11. Mikhail Gorbachev
  12. Perestroika and Glasnost
  13. Belavezha Accords and Collapse
People atop the Berlin Wall near Brandenburg Gate on 9 November 1989
The Russian Federation[edit]
  1. Boris Yeltsin and Economic Reform
  2. Constitutional Crisis
  3. Chechen Wars
  4. Economic Privatization
  5. Financial Crash
  6. Vladimir Putin
  7. Dmitri Medvedev
  8. The Russian Federation Today
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