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Russian Empire
The Russian Empire was a state that existed from 1721 until the Russian Revolution of 1917. It was the successor to the Tsardom of Russia and the predecessor of the Soviet Union...
Timeline of Events
1770
7.5.1770
The Battle of Chesma between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire begins.
7.7.1770
The Battle of Larga between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire takes place.
1784
10.22.1784
Russia founds a colony on Kodiak Island, Alaska.
1808
9.13.1808
Finnish War: In the Battle of Jutas, Swedish forces under Lieutenant General Georg Carl von Döbeln beat the Russians, making von Döbeln a Swedish war hero.
1812
6.23.1812
1877
4.24.1877
Russo-Turkish War: Russian Empire declares war on Ottoman Empire.
1885
3.30.1885
The Battle for Kushka triggers the Pandjeh Incident which nearly gives rise to war between the British Empire and Russian Empire.
1895
6.29.1895
Doukhobors burn their weapons as a protest against conscription by the Tsarist Russian government.
1902
4.2.1902
Dmitry Sipyagin, Minister of Interior of the Russian Empire, is assassinated in the Marie Palace, St Petersburg.
1915
1.31.1915
World War I: Germany uses poison gas against Russia
1916
1.10.1916
Erzerum Offensive during World War I, Russian victory over Ottoman Empire