Political map of Russia & the former Soviet Union on 14 Nov 1927 (The Soviet Union under Stalin: Rise of Stalin), showing the following events: Joseph Stalin outmaneuvers his opposition to become leader of the Soviet Union; Japan evacuates north Sakhalin; Accession of Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic; Accession of Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic; Soviet Union suppresses All-Tungus Congress of the Okhotsk Coast; Soviet Union formally annexes Franz Josef Land.