Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
On December 15, 1917, Lenin, desperate for peace and stability, signed an armistice with the Central Powers. This led to ...
Von Sternberg in Mongolia
While the Soviets battled the Green movement, White remnants were still at large in the east. One of the last ...
the Arctic 1921
Wrangel Island Fiasco
While Soviet Russia faced off against the Japanese in the Far East, the Canadian explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson led an expedition ...
the Arctic 1926
Following its peace with the Soviet Union, Japan ratified the Spitsbergen Treaty, the last of the original signatories to do ...
Rise of Stalin
Lenin had fallen seriously ill in 1922 and died in 1924. His followers competed for power until late 1926, when ...