Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

The Great War

Europe 1918.032

Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

World War I in Europe and the Russian Revolution (20 March 1918)

Historical Map of Europe & the Mediterranean

With Russia helpless against the German advance, Lenin was forced to pay a high price for peace. On March 6, 1918, he signed the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, effectively recognizing German dominance over the previously Russian territories of eastern Europe.

Main Events

Bolsheviks gain control of Russia

Romania signs armistice with Central Powers

Finnish Civil War breaks out

Soviet Russia signs Treaty of Brest-Litovsk with Central Powers

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