Monday, March 8th, 2021

Russia


10 Things You May Not Know About the
    Vikings

Vikings in Russia

Scandinavia & Russia: In the Footsteps of
    the Vikings

Early Russian History

Early East Slavs    1  2  3

Rus’ Khaganate (Russkiy Kaganate)    1  2

Family tree of Russian monarchs

Princes of Novgorod (862–882)
   Rurik Dynasty    1  2
   Rurik, Prince of Novgorod, r. 862-879   1 2 3
   Oleg the Prophet, r. 879-882   1  2   3  4  5

Grand Princes of Kiev (882–1157)
   Kievan Rus’    1  2  3
   Oleg the Prophet, r. 879-912   1  2   3  4  5
   Igor of Kiev, r. 913-944    1  2  3
   Olga of Kiev, r. 945-960    1  2  3  
   Vladimir the Great, r. 980-1015  1  2  3

Mongolian Invasion of Kievan
   (1237-1240) 1  2  3  4

Alexander Nevsky, Grand Prince of Kiev, 1246-1263

Grand Princes of Moscow (1325–1547)
   Ivan I Kalita, r. 1325-1340
   Simeon the Proud, r. 1340-1353
   Ivan II the Red, r. 1353-1359
   Dmitry of the Don, r. 1359-1389  1  2  3
   
Vasily I, r. 1389-1425
   Vasily II the Dark, r. 1425-1433, 1433-1434,
     1434-1445, 1445-1446, 1447-1462   1  2  3
   Ivan III the Great, r. 1462-1505  1  2  3
   Vasili III, r. 1505-1533   1  2  3
   Ivan IV the Terrible, r. 1533-1547   1  2  3  4

Tsars of Russia (1547–1721)
   Ivan the Terrible, r. 1533-1584   1  2  3  4
   Anastasia Romanova Zakharyina-Yurieva, first wife
     to Ivan the Great and the first Russian Tsaritsa
     (b. 1530–d. 1560)
   1  2  3
   Feodor, r. 1584-1598   1  2  3
   Boris Godunov, r. 1598 to 1605   1  2  3
   Vasily IV, r. 1606-1610  1  2

Romanov Dynasty   1 2 3
   Michael I, r. 1613 to 1645   1   2  3
   Peter the Great, r. 1782 to 1725   1  2  3  4
   Catherine I, second wife and Empress consort of
     Peter the Great, and Empress regnant of Russia
     from 1725 until her death in 1727.   
   Peter II, r. 1727-1730
   Elizabeth of Russia, r. 1741 to 1762   1  2  3
   Catherine the Great, r. 1762–1796   1  2  3  4
   Alexander I, r. 1801-1825   1  2  3
   Nicholas I, r. 1825-1855   1  2  3
   Alexander II, r. 1855-1881  1  2  3
   Alexander III, r. 1881-1894   1  2  3
   Nicholas II, r. 1894-1917   1  2  3  4
   Grigori Rasputin   1 2 3

   Bolsheviks
   Mensheviks

February Revolution
   Provisional Government
   Aleksandr Kerensky
   Red Army 1 2  3

White Movement

Alexander Vasilyevich Kolchak, Supreme Ruler of
   Russia, 1918-1920

Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
Vladimir Lenin, Premier of the Soviet Union,
   1917-1924;
   Chairman of the Council of People’s Commissars
   of the Soviet Union, 1923-1924
   1 2 3 4 5

Leon Trotsky, Chairman of the Petrograd Soviet,
   1917; People’s Commissar for Foreign Affairs
   of the RSFSR, 1917-1918; People’s Commissar of
   Military and Naval Affairs of the Soviet Union,
   1918-1925   1 2 3

Felix Dzerzhinsky, led the Cheka (1917-1922) and
   the GPU/OGPU (1922-1926)   1 2 3

Joseph Stalin, Premier of the Soviet Union, 1941-
   1953
   1 2 3 4

Lavrentiy Beria, Minister of Internal Affairs and First
   Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers,
   5 March–26 June 1953   1  2  3

Georgy Malenkov , Premier of the Soviet Union, 1953-
   1955

Nikita Khrushchev , Premier of the Soviet Union, 1958-
   1964

Leonid Brezhnev , General Secretary of the
   Communist Party of the Soviet Union, 1964-1982

Mikhail Gorbachev, first president of the Soviet
   Union, 1990 to 1991

Boris Yeltsin, President of Russia, 1991-1999

Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, 1999-2008 and 2012-present

Forms of Government
Absolute Monarchy 1 2 3 4
Communism 1 2 3
Monarchist Union of Central Russia 1 2 3

Places
Gulags   1 2 3 4
Kremlin & Red Square 1 2 3
Moscow 1 2 3
Stalingrad (now Volgograd) 1 2 3
St. Petersburg 1 2 3

People, History & Events
Brief History of Russia
Chronology of Important Events
Collectivization    1 2 3
Kulaks   1 2 3
Fall of the Soviet Union  1 2 3
The Great Patriotic War   1 2 3
History of Russia
History of Russia
Holodomor  1 2 3
Katyn Massacre 1 2 3
Kronstadt Uprising 1 2 3
Mongol Invasions   1 2 3 4
Red Terror 1 2 3
Russian Revolution   1 2 3
A short overview of the Russian history
Timeline of Russia

World War II
Battle of Narva: Feb—Aug 1944   1 2   3
Siege of Leningrad: Sept 1941—Jan 1944   1 2 3 4
Battle of Anzio: Jan to June 1944   1 2 
Battle of Britain: July—Oct 1940 1 2 3
Battle of Brody: June 1941 1 2 3
The Second Battle of Kharkov: May 1942  1  2
Battle of Berlin: April—May 1945  1  2  3
Battle of Kursk: July—Aug 1943  1  2
Battle of Moscow: Oct 1941—Jan 1942  1  2
Battle of Stalingrad: Aug 1942—Feb 1943  2  4  4
The Eastern Front  1  2  3  4  
German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact
Operation Barbarossa  1  2  3  4
German War Crimes & Atrocities against the USSR 1 2 3 4
Soviet War Crimes & Atrocities 1 2 3 4
World War II Snipers  1  2  3  4  5  6
Georgy Zhukov, Soviet general and Marshal of the
   Soviet Union
   1 2 3

10 Great Russian Military Leaders

Security Forces
Cheka 1 2 3
KGB (Committee for State Security) 1 2 3
NKVD 1 2 3

Cosmonauts
Yuri Gagarin
Gherman Titov
Andriyan Nikolayev
Valentina Tereshkova, 1937-present
Valery Bykovsky
Vladimir Komarov
Konstantin Feoktistov
Alexey Leonov
Sergei Krikalev
Valeri Polyakov

Authors
Anton Chekhov, 1860-1904
Maxim Gorky, 1868-1936
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, 1918-20081  2
Isaac Asimov, 1920-1992

Ballet Dancers
Anna Pavlova, 1881–1931
Vaslav Nijinsky, 1889-1950
Maya Plisetskaya, 1925–2015
Rudolf Nureyev, 1938-1993   1  2  3 
Mikhail Baryshnikov, 1948–present

Articles

Successors of Rome: Russia,862-Present by Kelley L. Ross, Ph.D

Death of a dynasty: How the Romanovs met their end (Toby Saul at NationalGeographic.com)

From Tsar to U.S.S.R.: Russia’s Chaotic Year of Revolution by Orlando Figes for NationalGeographic.com

Comparing the Tsarist Russian and Soviet Empires by Magdalena Noga for InquiriesJournal.com

Stalin’s Victory: The Soviet Union & World War II by Geoffrey Roberts, Professor of History and International Relations at University College Cork.

How the Soviet Union helped save the world from Hitler during World War II: ‘It was the Western Allies’ extreme good fortune that the Russians, and not themselves, paid almost the entire ‘butcher’s bill’ for defeating Nazi Germany’ (Ishaan Tharoor at Independent.co.uk

U.S.-Soviet Alliance, 1941–1945 (the Office of the Historian, Foreign Service Institute, United States Department of State

Russia accuses US of downplaying Soviet role in WWII ( Deutsche Welle

The Soviet Role in World War II: Realities and Myths (Mark Kramer, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University

The USSR in World War II from the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies website

What Will Russia Do After the War? (the National WWII Museum of New Orleans