Modern History of Russia

Modern history including the 16th century, 17th century, 18th century, 19th century, and 20th century can be connected.

   

Modern History

16th century

The 16th century including the early 16th century, early mid 16th century, mid 16th century, late mid 16th century, and late 16th century can be connected.

The early 16th century including the early 1500s, late 1500s, early 1510s, and late 1510s can be connected. Ivan III "the Great" ruled as grand Prince of Moscow. He died in 1505 and was succeeded by his son Vassily III. The early mid 16th century including the early 1520s, late 1520s, early 1530s, and late 1530s can be connected. Vassily III died in 1533 and was succeeded as Grand Duke of Moscow by his son Ivan IV "The Terrible". The mid 16th century including the early 1540s, late 1540s, early 1550s, and late 1550s can be connected. Ivan IV proclaimed himself Tsar of Russia in 1547. The late mid 16th century including the early 1560s, late 1560s, early 1570s, and late 1570s can be connected. Ivan IV established, then later disbanded an autocratic domain within Russia known as the Oprichnina. The late 16th century including the early 1580s, late 1580s, early 1590s, and late 1590s can be connected. Ivan IV died in 1584 and was succeeded by his son Feodor I, who was considered mentally deficient. Boris Godunov acted as his regent and assumed the throne when Feodor died childless in 1598.

17th century

The 17th century including the early 17th century, early mid 17th century, mid 17th century, late mid 17th century, and late 17th century can be connected.

The early 17th century including the early 1600s, late 1600s, early 1610s, and late 1610s can be connnected. The Polish-Lithuanian commonwelth occupied part of Russia during the "time of troubles". Mikhail Romanov accepted the throne in 1613. The early mid 17th century including the early 1620s, late 1620s, early 1630s, and late 1630s can be connected. Mikhal Romanov was Tsar of Russia but was not a strong ruler. Russia made peace with Poland in 1634. The mid 17th century including the early 1640s, late 1640s, early 1650s, and late 1650s can be connected. Alexei I became Tsar of Russia in 1645 and established a legal code in 1649. The late mid 17th century including the early 1660s, late 1660s, early 1670s, and late 1670s can be connected. Alexei I was Tsar of Russia. He died in 1666 and was succeeded by his sons Ivan I and Peter. The Copper riot, the Razin rebellion, and the schism with Old Believers occurred in his reign. The late 17th century including the early 1680s, late 1680s, early 1690s, and late 1690s can be connected. Peter the Great became Tsar of Russia in 1682 and began ruling in his own right in 1696.

18th century

Russia was frequently in conflict with the Ottoman Empire.

The early 18th century including the early 1700s, late 1700s, early 1710s, and late 1710s can be connected. Peter the Great ruled Russia. The early mid 18th century including the early 1720s, late 1720s, early 1730s, and late 1730s can be connected. Peter the Great proclaimed an Empire in 1721, but died in 1725. His widow Catherine I ruled for five years, then his daughter Anna for ten. The mid 18th century including the early 1740s, late 1740s, early 1750s, and late 1750s can be connected. Peter's daughter Elizabeth ruled Russia. The late mid 18th century including the early 1760s, late 1760s, early 1770s, and late 1770s can be connected. Catherine II the Great came to power in Russia. The late 18th century including the early 1780s, late 1780s, early 1790s, and late 1790s can be connected. Catherine II the Great expanded Russia. She died and was succeeded by Alexander I.

19th century

The early 19th century including the early 1800s, late 1800s, early 1810s, and late 1810s can be connected. Russia under Alexander I was invaded by and defeated France under Napoleon and came into conflict with Britain over South and Southwest Asia and the declining Ottoman empire. The early mid 19th century including the early 1820s, late 1820s, early 1830s, and late 1830s can be connected. Alexander I died and was succeeded by Nicholas I. The mid 19th century including the early 1840s, late 1840s, early 1850s, and late 1850s can be connected. Nicholas I ruled and was involved in the Crimean war, and was followed by Alexander II. The late mid 19th century including the early 1860s, late 1860s, early 1870s, and late 1870s can be connected. Alexander II emancipated the serfs in 1861. The late 19th century including the early 1880s, late 1880s, early 1890s, and late 1890s can be connected. Alexander III and Nicholas II ruled Russia.

20th century

The early 20th century including the early 1900s, late 1900s, early 1910s, and late 1910s can be connected. Russia was involved in World War I, but withdrew in defeat and the Bolshevik revolution overthrew the rule of the Tsars.

The early mid 20th century including the early 1920s and late 1920s can be connected. The Russian empire was tranformed into the USSR. The early 1930s including 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, and 1935 can be connected. Stalin directed centralized economic planninng, forced industrialization, and collectivization which contributed to a famine in 1932-1933. The late 1930s including 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, and 1940 can be connected. Stalin conducted massive purges in Russia, and invaded Poland at the start of World War II.

Mid 20th century

The mid 20th century including the early 1940s, late 1940s, early 1950s, and late 1950s can be connected.

The early 1940s including 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, and 1950 can be connected. The USSR was invaded by Germany in World War II but Germany was defeated. The late 1940s including 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, and 1950 can be connected. Stalin dominated Russia. The Cold war, a conflict between nations led by the USSR and those led by the United States developed. The early 1950s including 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, and 1955 can be connected. Stalin died in 1953, and Nikita Khruschev emerged as the foremost Soviet leader. The late 1950s including 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, and 1960 can be connected. Nikita Khruschev denounced Stalin for his excesses in 1956.

Late mid 20th century

The late mid 20th century including the early 1960s, late 1960s, early 1970s, and late 1970s can be connected.

The early 1960s including 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, and 1965 can be connected. Khruschev was removed as president of the USSR in 1964 and Leonid Brezhnev emerged as the most prominent leader. The late 1960s including 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, and 1970 can be connected. Brezhnev led the Soviet Union. The early 1970s including 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, and 1975 can be connected. Brezhnev led the Soviet Union. The economy of the USSR was stagant. The late 1970s including 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, and 1980 can be connected. Brezhnev led the Soviet Union. In 1979, the USSR invaded Afghanistan.

Late 20th century

The early 1980s including 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, and 1990 can be connected. Brezhnev died and was succeeded by Andropov and Chernenko, each of whom died after two years. The late 1980s including 1986, 1987, 1988, 1980, and 1990 can be connected. Mikhail Gorbachev became the foremost leader of the USSR and began to implement liberalized reforms. The early 1990s including 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, and 1995 can be connected. The USSR broke up, with Russia as the largest piece. Boris Yeltzin became President of Russia. The late 1990s including 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000 can be connected. Boris Yeltsin resigned as President and was succeeded by Vladimir Putin.

Early 21st century

The early 2000s including 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004 can be connected. Putin was re-elected in 2004. 2005 including the first quarter 2005, second quarter 2005, third quarter 2005, and fourth quarter 2005 can be connected. Putin replaced many Soviet-era in-kind benefits with cash payments.

Late 2000s

The late 2000s including 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 can be connected.

2006 including the first quarter 2006, second quarter 2006, third quarter 2006, and fourth quarter 2006 can be connected. I do not presently have details of Russia for this year. 2007 including the first quarter 2007, second quarter 2007, third quarter 2007, and fourth quarter 2007 can be connected. I do not presently have details of Russia for this year. 2008 including the first quarter 2008, second quarter 2008, third quarter 2008, and fourth quarter 2008 can be connected. Dmitri Medvedev was elected President of Russia. 2009 including the first quarter 2009, second quarter 2009, third quarter 2009, and fourth quarter 2009 can be connected. I do not presently have details of Russia for this year. 2010 including the first quarter 2010, second quarter 2010, third quarter 2010, and fourth quarter 2010 can be connected. I do not presently have details of Russia for this year.

Early 2010s

The early 2010s including 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 can be connected.

2011 including the first quarter 2011, second quarter 2011, third quarter 2011, and fourth quarter 2011 can be connected. I do not presently have details of Russia for this year.

2012 including the first quarter 2012, second quarter 2012, and third quarter 2012 can be connected. Putin was again elected President of Russia. The fourth quarter 2012 including October 2012, November 2012, and December 2012 can be connected.

2013 can be connected.

The first quarter 2013 including January 2013 and February 2013 can be connected. March 2013 including 2013 week 9, 2013 week 10, 2013 week 11, 2013 week 12, 2013 week 13, and 2013 week 14 can be connected.

The second quarter 2013 can be connected. April 2013 including 2013 week 14, 2013 week 15, 2013 week 16, 2013 week 17, and 2013 week 18 can be connected.

May 2013 inclucing 2013 week 18, 2013 week 19, 2013 week 20, 2013 week 21, and 2013 week 22 can be connected.

June 2013 including 2013 week 22, 2013 week 23, 2013 week 24, 2013 week 25, 2013 week 26, and 2013 week 27 can be connected.

The third quarter 2013 can be connected.

July 2013 including 2013 week 27, 2013 week 28, 2013 week 29, 2013 week 30, and 2013 week 31 can be connected.

August 2013 including 2013 week 31, 2013 week 32, 2013 week 33, and 2013 week 34 can be connected. 2013 week 35 can be connected.

September 2013 including 2013 week 36, 2013 week 37, 2013 week 38, 2013 week 39, and 2013 week 40 can be connected.

The fourth quarter 2013 can be connected. October 2013 including 2013 week 40, 2013 week 41, 2013 week 42, 2013 week 43, and 2013 week 44 can be connected. November 2013 including 2013 week 44, 2014 week 45, 2013 week 46, 2013 week 47, and 2013 week 48 can be connected.

December 2013

2013 week 49 can be connected. 2013 week 50 can be connected. 2013 week 51 can be connected. 2013 week 52 can be connected. 2013 week 53 can be connected.

2014 including the first quarter 2014 can be connected.

The first quarter 2014 can be used to examine January 2014, February 2014, and March 2014 can be connected.

January 2014 including 2014 week 5 can be connected.

2014 week 1 has no specific events reported.

2014 week 2

January 9, 2014 Russian authorities investigate six suspicious deaths and at least one car explosion in southern Russia's Stavropol territory, about 300 miles from Sochi, the site of next month's Winter Olympics. (CNN)

2014 week 3

January 14, 2014 Russia expels American journalist David Satter from the country in the first such case since 1982. (The Guardian)

January 17, 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Vladimir Putin cautions gay people should not "spread gay propaganda" when visiting the city. (BBC)

2014 week 4

January 20, 2014 December 2013 Volgograd bombings An Islamist group claims responsibility for the bombings and threatens attacks on the 2014 Winter Olympic Games to be held in Sochi. (Reuters)

January 23, 2014 Supreme Court of Russia releases Platon Lebedev, a business partner of Russian magnate and former head of Yukos Mikhail Khodorkovsky, after he spent more than 10 years in jail. (BBC News)

February 2014 including 2014 week 5,2014 week 6, and 2014 week 7 can be connected. 2014 week 8 can be connected. 2014 week 9 can be connected.

March 2014 including 2014 week 11, 2014 week 12, 2014 week 13, and 2014 week 14 can be connected. 2014 week 9 can be connected. 2014 week 10 can be connected.

2015 including the first quarter 2015, second quarter 2015, third quarter 2015, and fourth quarter 2015 can be connected.

Late 2010s

The late 2010s including 2016 can be connected.

2016

2016 including the first quarter 2016, second quarter 2016, third quarte 2016, and fourth quartr 2016 can be connected.

The first quarter 2016 including January 2016 and February 2016 can be connected. March 2016 including 2016 week 10, 2016 week 11, 2016 week 12, 2016 week 13, and 2016 week 14 can be connected.

The second quarter 2016 including June 2016 can be connected.

April 2016 including 2016 week 14, 2016 week 15, 2016 week 16, 2016 week 17, and 2016 week 18 can be connected.

May 2016 including 2016 week 19, 2016 week 20, and 2016 week 21 can be connected.

2016 week 19 can be connected. 2016 week 20 can be connected. 2016 week 21 can be connected. 2016 week 22 can be connected.

The third quarter 2016 including July 2016, August 2016, and September 2016 can be connected. The fourth quarter 2016 including October 2016, November 2016, and December 2016 can be connected.

2017

2017 including the first quarter 2017 and second quarter 2017 can be connected.

First quarter 2017

The first quarter 2017 including January 2017, February 2017, and March 2017 can be connected.

January 2017 including 2017 week 1, 2017 week 2, 2017 week 3, 2017 week 4, and 2017 week 5 can be connected. February 2017 including 2017 week 5, 2017 week 6, 2017 week 7, 2017 week 8, and 2017 week 9 can be connected. March 2017 including 2017 week 9, 2017 week 10, 2017 week 11, 2017 week 12, and 2017 week 13 can be connected.

Second quarter 2017 including June 2017 can be connected.

April 2017 including 2017 week 13, 2017 week 14, 2017 week 15. and 2017 week 16 can be connected. 2017 week 17 and 2017 week 18 can be connected.

May 2017 including 2017 week 18, 2017 week 19, 2017 week 20, 2017 week 21, and 2017 week 22 can be connected.

Third quarter 2017

The third quarter 2017 including July 2017, August 2017, and September 2017 can be connected.

Fourth quarter 2017

The fourth quarter 2017 including October 2017 and November 2017 can be connected.

History, sociology, institutions, culture, anthropology, personal studies, and science will be connected as the site develops.

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Created 12 Sep 2016 Last updated 12 Nov 2017