November in Russian History
Calendar of Russian History
Smart History of Russia
Cold war propaganda
5 November "The Ace of Spies" Sidney Reilly, an inspirational character for James Bond, is executed in Moscow
9 November Stalin’s wife Nadezda Allilujeva shoots herself after a long argument at home
12 November Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Soviet Communist Party leaving Stalin an undisputed ruler of Soviet Union
18 November Peter the Great issued a decree calling all freemen to enter military service thus creating a new kind of army
22 November Stolypin’s agrarian reforms are introduced with a decree that allowed private ownership of land. Color by Klimbim
24 November Russian Field Marshal Alexander Suvorov is born
3 November Soviet Union launches Sputnik 2 with the world’s first animal to enter orbit - a dog named Laika
4 November Soviet Union sends tanks to put down the Hungarian Revolution, thousands are killed and injured
The inevitable military conflict that grew out of the consequences of WWI. The Soviet Union came out of the war more powerful than ever.
8 November Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Soviet Union Vyacheslav Molotov dies
Leader of the Soviet Union He became the leader of Soviet Union because the Party needed someone more predictable than Khrushchev had been.
15 November Soviet intelligence officer Rudolf Abel dies of lung cancer
17 November Empress of Russia Catherine the Great dies
20 November Saint Avvakum, a priest and the leader of the Old-Believers dies
Summary of Alexander III of Russia. Alexander III was known as 'The last true autocrat' and 'Peacekeeper'.