17 September 1939. The Soviet Union joins Nazi Germany’s invasion of Poland that ignites WW2

17 September The Soviet Union joins Nazi Germany’s invasion of Poland that ignites

18 September 1911. Prime Minister Pyotr Stolypin dies four days after being shot at the Kiev Opera House

18 September Prime Minister Pyotr Stolypin dies four days after being shot at the Kiev Opera House

8 September 1941. Siege of Leningrad begins

8 September Siege of Leningrad begins

10 September 1972. Soviet Union won a gold medal at the controversial basketball final of the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich

10 September Soviet Union won a gold medal at the controversial basketball final of the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich

15 September 1917. Kerensky declares Russian Republic that only survived 7 weeks until being crushed by the Bolsheviks

15 September Kerensky declares Russian Republic that only survived 7 weeks until being crushed by the Bolsheviks

22 September 1789. Alexander Suvorov places itself among the greatest commanders with victory over the Turks at the Battle of Rymnik. Pic via http://enoth.org/enc/2/6_15.html

Summary of Alexander Suvorov. Field Marshal Suvorov was the greatest military leader in the history of Russia. He never lost a battle.

24 September 1911. Konstantin Chernenko is born

24 September Konstantin Chernenko is born

1 September 2004. A group of Chechen terrorists take 1,100 hostages, including 777 children at the Beslan School. The siege ends with 385 dead

1 September A group of Chechen terrorists take hostages, including 777 children at the Beslan School. The siege ends with 385 dead

2 September 911. Oleg of Kiev signs treaty with Byzantine Empire

2 September Oleg of Kiev signs treaty with Byzantine Empire

3 September 1933. Yevgeny Abalakov is the first person to conquer Communism Peak (7495 m), the highest peak of the Soviet Union

3 September Yevgeny Abalakov is the first person to conquer Communism Peak m), the highest peak of the Soviet Union

4 September 1934. Baritone Eduard “Trololol” Khil is born

4 September Baritone Eduard “Trololol” Khil is born

5 September 1698. Peter the Great imposes beard tax on all men except clergy and peasantry

5 September Peter the Great imposes beard tax on all men except clergy and peasantry

6 September 1666. Tsar Ivan V of Russia, the co-ruler of Peter the Great, is born

6 September Tsar Ivan V of Russia, the co-ruler of Peter the Great, is born

7 September 1812. Napoleon’s Invasion of Russia: the decisive Battle of Borodino was fought near Moscow

7 September Napoleon’s Invasion of Russia: the decisive Battle of Borodino was fought near Moscow

9 September 1855. The Siege of Sevastopol comes to an end as Russians abandon the fortress

9 September The Siege of Sevastopol comes to an end as Russians abandon the fortress

11 September 1971. Nikita Khrushchev dies

Khrushchev is probably the least criticized leader of the Soviet Union.

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