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Rulers of Russia Since 1533

Name Ruled1Born
Ivan IV the Terrible 1533–15841530
Theodore I 1584–15981557
Boris Godunov 1598–1605c.1551
Theodore II 1605–16051589
Demetrius I2 1605–1606?
Basil IV Shuiski 1606–16103?
“Time of Troubles” 1610–1613
Michael Romanov 1613–16451596
Alexis I 1645–16761629
Theodore III 1676–16821656
Ivan V4 1682–168951666
Peter I the Great4 1682–17251672
Catherine I 1725–1727c.1684
Peter II 1727–17301715
Anna 1730–17401693
Ivan VI 1740–174161740
Elizabeth 1741–17621709
Peter III 1762–17621728
Catherine II the Great 1762–17961729
Paul I 1796–18011754
Alexander I 1801–18251777
Nicholas I 1825–18551796
Alexander II 1855–18811818
Alexander III 1881–18941845
Nicholas II 1894–191771868
PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT (PREMIERS) 
Prince Georgi Lvov 1917–19171861
Alexander Kerensky 1917–19171881
POLITICAL LEADERS OF USSR 
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin 1917–19241870
Aleksei Rykov 1924–19301881
Vyacheslav Molotov 1930–19411890
Joseph Stalin8 1941–19531879
Georgi M. Malenkov 1953–19551902
Nikolai A. Bulganin 1955–19581895
Nikita S. Khrushchev 1958–19641894
Leonid I. Brezhnev 1964–19821906
Yuri V. Andropov 1982–19841914
Konstantin U. Chernenko 1984–19851912
Mikhail S. Gorbachev 1985–19911931
PRESIDENTS OF RUSSIA 
Boris Yeltsin 1991–19991931
Vladimir Putin2000–1952
1. For czars through Nicholas II, year of end of rule is also that of death, unless otherwise indicated.
2. Also known as Pseudo-Demetrius.
3. Died 1612.
4. Ivan V and Peter I the Great ruled jointly until 1689, when Ivan was deposed.
5. Died 1696.
6. Died 1764.
7. Killed 1918.
8. General secretary of Communist Party, 1924–1953.

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