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CZECH LEGION ON THE TRAIN IN SIBERIA - Russian History 1918
CZECH LEGION ON A TRAIN IN SIBERIA
Russian History 1918
 

Russian Civil War Timeline - Year 1918
 

Top Photo
Czechoslovak Legion and the Trans-Siberian Railway.
Source: marxists.org
 


January 10, 1918
(December 28, 1917 old style)
The Cossacks declare their independence and form the Republic of the Don.

 

January 12, 1918 (December 30, 1917 old style)
The Latvians declare their independence from Russia but find it hard to celebrate while occupying Germans are still sitting on their laps.

 

January 18, 1918 (January 5, 1918 old style)
The Constituent Assembly gathers.

The Bolsheviks demand that authority should be given to the Soviets.
(
 What is a Soviet?)

The Assembly refuses.

The Bolsheviks and the
Left Socialist Revolutionaries walk out.

 

January 19, 1918 (January 6, 1918 old style)
The Bolshevik government sends troops to disperse the Constituent Assembly. All non-Bolsheviks get a handbasket each and are told to be gone.

 

January 22, 1918 (January 9, 1917 old style)
The Ukrainians declare their independence from Russia.

 

January 28, 1918 (January 15, 1917 old style)
Civil War breaks out in Finland as a result of the recent Finnish declaration of independence from Russia.

 

February 2, 1918 (January 20, 1918 old style)
A new ruling officially separates the Orthodox church from the state. Religious persecution ensues. Church property will get pillaged and churches destroyed.

 

February 9, 1918 (January 27, 1918 old style)
The Central Powers and the Ukraine sign the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk.

 

February 10, 1918 (January 28, 1918 old style)