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Death of Lenin

1924

2

The Central Committee decide against publishing Lenin's last testament

1924

3

Petrograd renamed Leningrad

1924

4

Trotsky dismissed as War Commissar

1925

5

At the 14th Party Congress Stalin argues for Socialism in One Country whilst Bukharin says the peasants 'should enrich themselves'

1925

6

Kirov replaces the sacked Zinoviev as Party Secretary in Leningrad

1926

7

Zinoviev expelled from Politburo

1926

8

Collectivisation is agreed at te 15t Party Conference

1927

9

Stalin introduces the Urals-Siberian method of grain requisitioning

1928

10

The Shakhty show trials begin after being accused of sabotage by the OGPU

1928

11

Trotsky exiled from USSR, travelling to Turkey

1929

12

Stalin announces mass (compulsory) collectivisation and 'liquidation of the kulaks'

1929

13

Stalin's 'Dizzy with Success' speech to slow down collectivisation

1930

14

Announced that unemployment in the USSR has been eliminated

1930

15

Holodomor famine strikes in Ukraine

1932

16

Zinoviev and Kamenev exiled to Siberia

1932

17

Socialist Realism proclaimed as the official art form and the Union of Soviet Writers is set up

1932

18

A mass purge of the party begins - one third is expelled

1933

19

The Second Five Year Plan begins

1933

20

Peasants are allowed private plots

1934

21

Kirov's assassination and the start of the Great Terror

1934

22

Zinoviev and Kamenev arrested

1935

23

The Stakhanovite programme begins

1935

24

A show trial of Kamenev and Zinoviev is held and they are shot

1936

25

Yezhov replaces Yagoda as Head of the NKVD

1936

26

It's announced that the USSR has attained Socialism

1936

27

A purge of the Red Army begins, and political comissars are attached to the army

1937

28

Tukhachevsky and other leading officers are executed

1937

29

Bukharin, Yagoda, Rykov and others are tried and shot

1938

30

The Third Five Year Plan begins

1938

31

Procurement crisis (grain crisis)

1927-28

32

Lack of shoes meant it was difficult to buy a pair

1930s

33

Coal production increased from 35 mil tons to 128 mil tons

1927 - 1937

34

Steel production increased from 4 mil tons to 18 mil tons

1927 - 1937

35

Trotsky, Zinoviev and Kamenev expelled from party

1927