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The Russian Revolution is a hot topic for those studying Russian language, history, and culture. Give your students some background information, by reviewing this module, which gives a brief history of Russia from the assassination of Alexander II to the coronation of Nicholas II.

In March of 1985, the USSR's aging Politburo named the young Mikhail Gorbachev to the powerful position of General Secretary of the Communist Party. Gorbachev then, put the USSR on a course of reform, a course that hastened the fall of the Soviet Union. Learn about the changes Gorbachev introduced and learn Russian, too! This module includes reading comprehension and critical thinking activities that revolve around a text on Perestroika and Glasnost.

In addition to the economic changes, the revolution stirred activity among political parties that redesigned the political landscape of Russia. In this module, you will learn about the civil war, the politics of the communist party, the formation of the Soviet Union, and the infighting following Lenin's death. This module contains movie clips from the film "Chapaev."

This module discusses World War II, or as it was called in the Soviet Union Velikaya Otechestvennaya Voina. Your students can learn Russian while learning about this most important time in Russian history. This module includes video and audio components.

Bring Perestroika into your classroom! Russnet's new module on the fall of the Berlin Wall combines reading comprehension, language use, vocabulary, and grammar activities into one concise module.

The Decembrist uprising was a great turning point in Russian history. It is a history of dedication, rebellion, betrayal, punishment, and love. The exile of the Decembrists, shaped the face of a nation, from Moscow to Siberia.

This module examines another leader in Russia's history, Peter the Great. Using video, and texts, the student studies many aspects of Peter's reforms, life, and character.

Take a glance at Stalin's life in historical perspective. The student reads texts and watches authentic documentary footage, from Stalin's childhood to his death. The presentation concludes with a discussion of the impact his rule has on contemporary Russia.

Take a journey back to one of the most important events of the 20th century. This module utilizes authentic texts, memoirs, audio and video to give the user a view of history while learning the Russian language.

The Russian revolution triggered large-scale economic change in the Soviet Union. Learn about these changes in the Russian economy in the years following 1917. Read about the peoples' hope and despair that accompanied these new changes. This module includes texts about New Economic Policy (NEP), industrialization, and collectivization. This module is great for intermediate learners, and it also includes film footage from Russian documentaries, which is well suited for more advanced and heritage learners.