In the ninth century, Vikings from Scandinavia came to the region to take advantage of the river trade between two seas. Soon after the settlement began to expand.
In the 13th centruy, the expansion was stopped by the arrival of invaders from Mongolia. It has been said that they destroyed everything in their path.
1The Mongols controlled on the region until Ivan the Great ended their rule in 1500's. By the end of the 17th century, it had built an empire that reached the Pacific Ocean.
In 1917, the Russian revolution occurred, ending the rule of the Czars. The communist party led by V. .I Lenin, took control of the government. By 1922, the communist party had expanded and the new nation was called the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
Joseph Stalin had taken over leadership over the USSR in 1939 and led the Soviet Union in World War II to fight against Nazi Germany. This war dragged on and relations between the US began to worsen.
By the late 1940'2 tenion between the US and Russia truned into confict. This was called the cold war because it never grew into opne warfare betwee the two nations.