This is a timeline of Russian history, comprising important legal and territorial changes and political events in Russia and its predecessor states.
Russia, also officially known as the Russian Federation, is a federal state in Eurasia.
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To read about the background to these events, see History of Russia.
The history of Russia begins with that of the East Slavs and the Finno-Ugric peoples.
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See also the list of leaders of Russia.
Dates before 31 January 1918, when the Bolshevik government adopted the Gregorian calendar, are given in the Old Style Julian calendar.
The Bolsheviks, originally also Bolshevists or Bolsheviki were a faction of the Marxist Russian Social Democratic Labour Party which split apart from the Menshevik faction at the Second Party Congress in 1903.
The Julian calendar, proposed by Julius Caesar in 46 BC, was a reform of the Roman calendar.
The Gregorian calendar is internationally the most widely used civil calendar.