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russian/soviet leaders

Novgorod:

862

- Riurik to Novgorod

1136

- Novgorod becomes commercial republic

1240

- Aleksandr Nevskii attacks Swedes

1242

- Battle on the ice at Lake Chud with Teutonic order

1263

- Aleksandr dies

1471

- Novgorod surrenders to Ivan III

1570

- Novgorod routed by Ivan IV

Kievan Period (3 parts)

Part One:

882-913

- Oleg occupies Kiev in 882

913-945

- Igor

941

- Igor's Campaign

945-962

- Ol'ga, Igor's wife

955

- Ol'ga converts to Christianity in 955

962-972

- Sviatoslav

972-980

- Civil war after Sviatoslav's death

980

- Vladimir, son of Igor', triumphs over Oleg & IIaropolk

Part Two:

980-1015

- Vladimir

988

- Vladimir/Russia converts to Christianity

1015-1019

- Civil War. Sviatopolk kills Boris & Gleb and is then killed by Iaroslav.

1019-1054

- Iaroslav the Wise

1026-1036

- Iaroslav divids realm with Mstislav the Brave

Part Three: 1054-1240

1054

- Iaroslav dies

1054-1113

- Constant civil wars (Iziaslav, Sviatoslav, Vsevolod, Sviatopolk)

1113-1125

- Vladimir Monomakh

1125-1132

- Mstislav

1132-1139

- Iaropolk

1139-1240

- Civil Wars


Rise of Moscow:

1147

- Moscow first appears in Chronicles

1237-1303

- Daniel (son of Aleksandr Nevskii)

1303-1328

- Internecine fighting

1328-1341

- Ivan Kalita

1341-1353

- Simeon the Proud

1353-1359

- Ivan the Meek

1359-1389

- Dmitri Donskoi

1380

- Battle of Kulikovo field

1389-1425

- Vasilii I

1425-1450

- Internecine struggles (Vasilii II, Dimitrii Shemiaka, Vasilii Kosoi)

1450-1462

- Vasilii II (Slepoi)

1462-1505

- Ivan III (gathered Russia, Novgorod and Tver)

1475-1682

- Mestichestvo established (system of Boyar assignments and status)

1493

- Ivan becomes Gosudar' of all Russia, also used Царь самодержатель.

1505-1533

- Vasilii III

1533-1584

- Ivan IV

1533-1547

- Boyar rule

1547

- Ivan IV really begins reign

1560

- Ivan's wife Anastasia dies

1564-1579

- Ivan's letters with Kurbskii

1565-1572

- Oprichnina

1584-1598

- Fedor (advised by Boris Godunov, the effective ruler beginning 1588)

1591

- Death of prince Dmitri of Uglich

1598-1613 - Time of Troubles:

1598-1605

- Boris Godunov

1604

- First False Dmitirii (Gregorii Otrep'ev)

1605

- Boris Godunov dies, his wife and child are killed

1606

- First False Dmitrii Marries Marina Mniszech

1606-1610

- Vasilii Shuiskii becomes Tsar. Shakhavskoi & Bolotnikov, focal point for unrest.

1609

- Second False Dmitrii (Тушинский вор)

1610

- Boyars invite Wladyslaw, a polish prince, to rule

1613

- Mikhail Romanov elected as Tsar

1613-1917 - Romanov Dynasty

1613-1645

- Mikhail

1645-1676

- Aleksei (Тишайщий)

1652-1658

- Nikon becomes patriarch

1666-1667

- Nikon is defrocked by Church council (but they uphold his reform)

1666-1667

- Rasskol (divided into the поповцы аnd беспоповцы)

1670-1671

- Sten'ka Razin Rebellion

1672

- Aleksei establishes court theater

1682

- Avvakum burned at stake

1676-1682

- Fedor (taught by Simeon Polotskii)

1682

- Abolition of Mestinchestvo

Imperial Russia:

1672-1725

- Peter the Great

1682-1689

- Sofiia rules with Golitsyn

1694

- Peter begins ruling

1703

- St. Petersburg is founded

1710

- Peter institutes orthographic and linguistic reforms

1709

- Battle at Poltava against the Swedes

1722

- Table of Ranks created

1718

- Tsarevich Alexis killed

1722

- Peter rules that the Tsar may choose his successor

1725

- Peter dies

1725-1727

- Ekaterina I (Peter's second wife). Men'shikov plays leading role

1727-1730

- Petr II (dies at 15 of smallpox)

1731

- More control given to masters over peasants

1730

- Male line of Romanovs comes to end

1730-1740

- Anna

1740-1741

- Ivan VI (Anna's son)

1741-1762

- Elizabet (Daughter of Peter the Great)

1754

- Serfs are listed as the property of gentry

1762

- Petr III (Grandson of Peter the Great)

1762

- Compulsory service is abolished for gentry (under Peter III)

1762 -

Peter III is killed by his wife, Catherine. Her son Paul becomes heir

1762-1796

- Catherine the Great

1763-6174

- Church is divested of its real estate

1773

- Pugachev Rebellion

1796

- Catherine dies

1796-1801

- Paul

1797

- Paul decrees serfs work 3 days for themselves, 3 for masters, and have Sunday off

1801

- Paul is killed

1801-1825

- Aleksandr I

1805-1807

- War with France

1812-1814

- War with Napoleon

1825

- Decembrist uprising

1825

- Aleksandr I dies

1825-1855

- Nikolai I.

1853-1855

- Crimean War

1855

- Nikolai dies

1855-1881

- Aleksandr II

1861

- Emancipation of the Serfs

1881

- Aleksandr II assassinated

1881-1894

- Aleksandr III

1894-1917

- Nikolai II

1904-1905

- Russo-Japanese war

1905

- Revolution of 1905. October Manifesto (creation of Duma).

1914-1918

- First World War

1916

- Rasputin assassinated

1917

- Nikolai relinquishes authority

1917

- Aleksandr Kerenskii

1917-1991 - Soviet Period

1917-1924

- Vladimir Il'ich Lenin (Ulianov)

1923-1928

- Group rule

1928-1953

- Iosif Stalin (Dzhugashvili)

1953

- Georgii Maksimilianovich Malen'kov

1953-1964

- Nikita Sergeevich Khrushchev

1964-1982

- Leonid Il'ich Brezhnev

1982-1984

- Iurii Vladimirovich Andropov

1984-1985

- Nikolai Ustinovich Chernenko

1985-1991

- Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev

1991 => Post-Soviet Period

1991-2000

- Boris Nikolaevich El'tsin

2000-2007

- Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin

2007-

- Dmitrii Anatol'evich Medvedev

 

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