The treaty of Brest-Litovsk was a peace treaty sign on March 3, 1918 ending Russia’s involvement in War World I. It was sign in Brest-Litosk ( now Brest, in Belarus ). Peace negotiations began December 22, 1917. Richard Von Kühlman represented Germany, Austria-Hungary had Ottokar Czernin , Ottoman Empire had Talat Pasha, and Russia had Leon Trotsky. After nine weeks they still didn't have a peace treaty, so, Germany continued it's invasion of Russia. Finally, Leon Trotsky accepted the German terms and Russia had to give up Poland, Baltic States, and Finland, which would become independent.