1856 Peace of Paris ends Crimean War.
Coronation of the Tsar.
1857 Bakunin released from prison and exiled
Tolstoy's first trip to Western Europe.
Herzen and Ogarev begin publishing The Bell.
1858 Russia and China sign treaties of Aigun
Peter Perovsky arrives in Peking.
Chicherin visits Herzen in London.
1859 Katkov and Chernyshevsky visit Herzen.
Dostoevsky returns from Siberian exile.
1860 Treaty of Peking signed.
1861 Emancipation of the serfs.
Tolstoy and Bakunin visit Herzen.
Dmitry Milyutin becomes Minister of War.
Tolstoy and Turgenev break off relations.
1862 Fathers and Sons published.
Arrest of Chernyshevsky.
Turgenev and Dostoevsky visit Herzen.
1863-1864 Polish rebellion.
1864 Zemstvo and legal reforms.
1865 Herzen moves to Geneva.
1866 Karakozov attempts to assassinate Alexander
Alexander begins affair with Catherine Dolgorukova.
Dostoevsky completes The Gambler and Crime and Punishment.
1867 Assassination attempt on Alexander II in
Dostoevsky and Turgenev meet in Baden-Baden.
1868 Dostoevsky daughter, Sophia, dies in Geneva.
1869 Nechaev arrives in Geneva and meets Bakunin
Tolstoy completes War and Peace.
1870 Death of Herzen.
1870-71 Franco-Prussian War.
1874 Alexander II visits London.
Thousands of young radicals "go to the people."
Dostoevsky's first stay at Bad Ems.
Sophia Perovskaya imprisoned for about five months.
1875 Vladimir Soloviev in Egypt.
1875-77 Tolstoy's Anna Karenina published.
1876 Death of Bakunin.
1877 Turgenev's Virgin Soil
Death of Nekrasov.
1877-78 Russo-Turkish War.
1878 Dostoevsky and Vladimir Soloviev
visit Optina Monastery.
Tolstoy and Turgenev renew friendly relations.
1879 Death of Sergei Soloviev.
The People's Will formed.
1880 Loris-Melikov named head of
Supreme Administrative Commission.
Death of Empress Maria and remarriage of Alexander II.
Dostoevsky and Turgenev give speeches at Pushkin festivities.
1881 Death of Dostoevsky.
Assassination of Alexander II.
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