Death of Lenin

The Russian Civil War: The Green Phase

Russia 1924.0121

Death of Lenin

The Russian Civil War: The Bolsheviks against the Green Movement, Anarchists, and Japanese intervention (21 January 1924)

Historical Map of Russia & the former Soviet Union

Following a number of strokes and possibly still weakened from a 1918 assassination attempt, Lenin died a year after the founding of the Soviet Union. He was succeeded by a troika made up of Grigory Zinoviev, Lev Kamenev and Joseph Stalin, a man he distrusted and had privately denounced.

Main Events

Soviets crush Yakut revolt

Soviet forces defeat Bochkaryov north of the Gulf of Okhotsk

Soviet resolution on Bukhara

Following the fourth meeting of the Central Committee of the Russian Communist Party in Moscow (9-12 June 1923), Josef Stalin, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, denounces the situation in the Bukharan People's Soviet Republic, where he claims merchants and intellectuals hold power at the expense of the peasants. The Politburo then adopts a resolution on Bukhara, curbing the influence of the Young Bukharans in its government.

Wells settlement on Wrangel Island

Charles Wells of Pennsylvania and a party of twelve Inuit settled on Wrangel Island, with their ship, the Donaldson, also rescuing Ada Blackjack, the sole survivor of Vilhjalmur Stefansson's original colony. This new settlement lasted one year before being ended by the arrival of Soviet troops under Captain Davydov.

Death of Lenin

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