- Chervenkov's rise to power in Bulgaria
After a period of struggle for leadership in Bulgaria following the death of Georgi Dimitrov (1949), Valko Chervenkov, known as "little Stalin", was appointed head of party and government on 1 February 1950.
- Soviet victory at Staliningrad
A turning point in the Second World War. The battle of Staliningrad lasted five months, one week and three days, and ended on 2 February 1943 with the victory of the Soviet forces.
- Beginning of the Yalta Conference
The Conference in Yalta was organized by the ‘Big Three’ between 4 and 11 February 1945. It was one of the three crucial conferences held by Allied countries during the Second World War. The conference which took place in Crimea was to discuss the final defeat and occupation of Germany as well as how to deal with other problems appearing at the end of the Second World War.