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Seventeen Moments in Soviet History

Seventeen Moments in Soviet History

Begins with the Bolshevik seizure of power in 1917 & ends with the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. It includes the Kronstadt uprising (1921), the death of Lenin (1924), the liquidation of the Kulaks as a class (1929), the year of the Stakhanovite (1936), the end of rationing (1947), the virgin lands campaign (1954), Khrushchev's secret speech (1956), the first cosmonaut (1961), the intervention in Czechoslovakia (1968), & Chernobyl (1986). (NEH)

 

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Irena Vladimirsky
Irena Vladimirsky (Faculty)
6 years ago
Wonderful database, I'm going to use it intensively during my class lectures
Used in course? Yes
Dr. Troy Tenhet
Dr. Troy Tenhet (Faculty)
9 years ago
My adult school classroom has recently benefited from this site. It is very in-depth and other than the occasional getting lost in it, my students find themselves submersed in information.

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Very deep site.
Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: In use for the last two weeks. Cumulatively 4-5 hours.
Jane Hanson
Jane Hanson (Faculty)
9 years ago
I have used this site as a resource for the Soviet Union topic in Social Studies. It has a good representation of video, audio, text and images which is a good learning tool and resource for teachers and students. The timeline is easy to choose a period in Russian history to study.

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The videos can take some time to download, depending on the processing and internet speed.
Time spent reviewing site: 30 mins.