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russia time line
16 Jan 2018
war with poland
peace tready with poland
gramany invades Poland trigering WWII
soviet troops enter poland
Soviet Union and China sign 30-year alliance treaty.
Soviet Union explodes its first hydrogen bomb
Soviet troops help crush uprising in Hungary.
First-ever artificial earth satellite, Sputnik, orbits the earth.
Soviet Union shoots down US spy plane U-2 over Soviet territory.
Yuri Gagarin makes the first manned orbital flight
soviet and chines troops clash
soviet union ends
On 22 June 1941, Adolf Hitler abruptly broke the non−aggression pact and invaded the Soviet Union.
Union treaty formally joins Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and the Transcaucasus - which were divided in 1936 into Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan - into the Soviet Union.
United States recognises the Soviet Union.
- Outbreak of Korean war sees relations between the Soviet Union and the West deteriorate markedly
Policy of "war communism" enunciated, with the state taking control of the whole economy; millions of peasants in the Don region starve to death as the army confiscates grain for its own needs and the needs of urban dwellers
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