Timeline of the Russian Revolution
February 23rd, 1917: The February Revolution begins in Petrograd
March 1917: Abdication
July 3-7th, 1917: Protest against the Provisional Government
August of 1917: Kornilov Affair
October 25th, 1917: October Revolution
October 26th, 1917: The Winter Palace
February 1/14th 1917: Change of the calender by Bolshevicks
March 3rd 1918: Treaty takes Russia out of WW1
After much disagreement on when the treaty should happen due to different opinions on what it would do to Germanys work force being in support of Russia, Russia had to quickly agree to Lenins idea that they needed to immediatly get out of the war so that they could focus on their own country. Since Trotsky and his ideas stalled the Treaty, Russia had to give up a lot of their fertile west side in order to avoid trouble with the Germans, in the end, Lenin was right all along, although a lot of the extreme left siders disagreed.
Marth 8th 1918: Bolshevick to Communist
Marth 11th 1918: Capital is changed
The Capital of Russia is changed from St. Petersburg to Moscow. After the Revolution, the Bolsheviks moved the capital back to Moscow, which became the centrepoint of a world empire and gained some fittingly grandiose architecture. Stalin’s “Seven Sisters”, the skyscrapers designed to the dictator’s taste, are mereley the pinnacle of a Communist craze for huge and spectacular edifices during that time. Inevitably, Moscow was the epicentre of the political change that took place in the Soviet Union in the 1980s and led eventually to the new Russia. Since the end of Soviet rule, Moscow has changed more than any other part of the country and is probably enjoying the most splendid period in its history.
June 1918: Russian Civil War begins
Here is the link to a video explaining, in detail, the Russian Civil war, its contributors, and what eventually led to it. It explains the Reds vs. Whites, who were involved in each, and what they stood for, and ultimately explains that the difference in ideas towards governing Russia is what led to this civil war. The video also hits key points on what the people of Russia did in response to the civil war, including move far away and never come back.
August 30th, 1918: Assasination Attempt on Lenin
November of 1920: The Civil War ends
April 3rd, 1922: Stalin appointed General Secretary
December 15th, 1922: Lenin retires
December 30th, 1922: USSR established
January 4th, 1923: Lenin Warns about Stalin
"Lenin issued some of the earliest warnings against what Stalin was capable of. As he wrote in a letter to the party convention on December 24, 1922: “Comrade Stalin, having become General Secretary, has concentrated an enormous power in his hands; and I am not sure that he always knows how to use that power with sufficient caution.”'
January 21st, 1924: Lenin dies leaving Stalin as successor
So what brought on the stroke that killed Lenin?
The clues lie in Lenin’s family history, Dr. Vinters said. The three siblings who survived beyond their 20s had evidence of cardiovascular disease, and Lenin’s father died of a disease that was described as being very much like Lenin’s. Dr. Vinters said Lenin might have inherited a tendency to develop extremely high cholesterol causing the severe blockage of his blood vessels that led to his stroke.
Compounding that was the stress Lenin experienced, which can precipitate a stroke in someone whose blood vessels are already blocked.
But Lenin’s seizures in the hours and days before he died are a puzzle and perhaps historically significant. Severe seizures, Dr. Vinters said in an interview before the conference, are “quite unusual in a stroke patient.”
But, he added, “almost any poison can cause seizures.”
Dr. Lurie concurred on Friday, telling the conference that poison was in his opinion the most likely immediate cause of Lenin’s death. The most likely perpetrator? Stalin, who saw Lenin as his main obstacle to taking over the Soviet Union and wanted to get rid of him.
Communist Russia in the early 1920s, Dr. Lurie told the conference, was a place of “Mafia-like intrigue.”