Death of Lenin
The Russian Civil War: The Green Phase
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.
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.