Attended by the “Big Three” Allied leaders, the conference saw United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin meet to discuss the government of post-war Europe.
On the 30th December 1922, the USSR – the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics – was founded.
The Battle of Berlin ended after German General Helmuth Weidling surrendered to Soviet General Vasily Chuikov.
On the 14th January 1943, the Casablanca Conference began in Morocco.
Trotsky had been a key figure in the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917.
Leon Trotsky was fatally wounded with an ice axe by Spanish communist Ramón Mercader.
On May 12th 1949, the Soviet Union ended its blockade of West Berlin.
Pravda, the official newspaper of what became the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, was first published.
Shortly after midnight on the 25th February 1956, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev delivered his ‘secret speech’, officially called “On the Cult of Personality and Its Consequences”, in a four hour “closed session” at the end of the 20th Party Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
The Soviet dekulakisation campaign began when Joseph Stalin announced the ‘liquidation of the kulaks as a class’.