Russia 1918: Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

On December 15, 1917, Lenin, desperate for peace and stability, signed an armistice with the Central Powers. This led to the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, ratified March 6, whereby Soviet Russia agreed to cede the Ukraine, Poland, the Baltic states, Finland, and Transcaucasia.

Main Events

Feb 1918 Government of Yakutia declares independence

Government of Yakutia declares independencein wikipedia

18 Feb-3 Mar 1918 Renewed German offensive on Russian front

Renewed German offensive on Russian frontin wikipedia

3 Mar 1918 Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

Soviet Russia signed the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk with Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and the Ottoman Empire at Brest-Litovsk, Russia. The treaty ended Russia’s participation in World War I and forced it to cede the Baltic States to Germany, to cede Kars to the Ottoman Empire, and to recognize the independence of Ukraine and Finland. Russia was also obliged to pay six billion German gold marks in reparations.in wikipedia

5 Mar 1918 Moscow replaces Petrograd as capital of Russia

Moscow replaces Petrograd as capital of Russiain wikipedia

14 Apr 1918 Germans take Helsingfors (Helsinki) from Red Finns

Germans take Helsingfors (Helsinki) from Red Finnsin wikipedia