1920 joesph v. Stalin was sole leader of the Soviet Union.

In 1928 Stalin introduced the first 5 years plan for building a socialist economy.

In 1930 Stalin began a purge of the communist party.

In 1953 Khrushchev emerged as the most powerful figure in the soviet.

In 1956 Khrushchev proved more tolerant of arts and culture, in contrast with the repression of the arts under Stalin.

In 1964 the Khrushchev era came after a combination of failed policy innovation in agriculture, party and industry undid him.

In 1964 Brezhnev ruled at first with alexi.

In 1982 Brezhnev died in November the two leaders who followed him ruled only a year or two each.

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