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The first leader of the newly formed nation was Boris Yeltsin, who rose to power by standing up to an attempted putsch.
Yeltsin largely succeeded in transferring control over the country from the old Soviet elite to a newly formed cabinet of ministers.
Following a brief interim government headed by social democrat Alexander Kerensky, the Bolshevik faction of the Communist Party under Marxist Vladimir Lenin seized power, with the money provided by the German establishement, withdrew Russia from the war, and launched a purge of clerics, political dissidents, aristocrats, the bourgeoise, and the wealthy independent farmers.
A brutal civil war between the "Red Army" of the communist leadership and the "White Army" largely consisting of foreign interventionists back by Britain, Germany and France lasted until late 1920.
The occasional attempts by the Romanovs and the privileged classes to reform society and ameliorate the condition of the underclasses invariably ended in failure.
Russia entered World War 1 in the union of the Triple Entente; like other European Empires with catastrophic results for itself.
This had a setback consequences for the developing Russian economy.
Ill health and alcohol dependancy, eventually forced Yeltsin to resign, and Vladimir Putin filled his remaining term (January - April 2000) as President.
As part of this effort he moved the capital from the history rich city of Moscow to Saint Petersburg, a city built at a great expense and by a great effort of the Russian people.
Nazi Germany invaded the USSR 22nd of June 1941, having conquered most of the Western Europe.
The Great Patriotic war for USSR began; after heavy fights the Soviet Army's successful campaigns on the Eastern Front culminated in capture of Berlin.
Hitler's war on USSR had cost of over 27 million Soviet deaths, most of them civilian victims, and soldiers in ghastly land battles.
After Stalin's death in 1953, Soviet heavy industry and military might continued to grow.
Best architects from France and Italy were involved designing the city.