History of the Soviet Union begins with the fall of Czar Nicholas II and the rise of Lenin, Trotsky and the Bolsheviks.
The 1917 October Revolution rocks the Soviet Union; Lenin dies in 1924; Stalin rises to power.
Eyewitnesses recall the events following Lenin's death in 1924 that led to Stalin's rise to power and subsequent disastrous policies.
Millions of Soviets die during Stalin's reign of terror in the 1930s.
Khrushchev rises to power after the death of Stalin in post-World War II Soviet Union.