The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk was a peace treaty signed on 3 March 1918 between the new Bolshevik government of Soviet Russia and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and Ottoman Empire), that ended Russia's participation in World War I. The treaty was signed at Brest-Litovsk (Polish: Brześć Litewski; since 1945 Brest), after two months of negotiations. The treaty was forced on the Bolshevik government by the threat of further advances by German and Austrian forces…
The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk was a peace treaty on March 3, 1918, between the new Bolshevik government of Russia (the Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, and Turkey), which ended Russia's participation in World War I
Signing of the Peace Treaty of Brest-Litovsk during the night between February 9 and 10, 1918. Sitting in the middle from the left: Count Ottokar Czernin, Richard von Kühlmann and Vasil Radoslavov. The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk was a peace treaty signed on March 3, 1918 between the Russian SFSR and the Central Powers, but prior to that on February 9, 1918, the Central Powers signed an exclusive protectorate treaty with the Ukrainian People's Republic
On March 3, 1918, the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk is signed & takes Russia out of WWI. From the treaty, Russia surrendered more than 290,000 square miles of land & quarter of its population. The territory held a quarter of the nation's industry & 90% of its coal mines. However, on November 5, Germany renounced the treaty due to constant radical publicity coming from Russia. With German approval of the truce, the Bolsheviks negated the treaty & the independence of Poland and Finland is accepted.