Russian Studies

For about 70 years of its long history, Russia was part of the Soviet Union. Explore stories about the country and its people, writers, artists, culture, rulers and worldwide influence before, during and after the USSR.

Russian Studies Chapters

Although the Soviet Union never acknowledged that its policies caused the Ukrainian famine of 1932-33, Russia acknowledged it in 2003.

Refusing to grant access to individuals who can see how the Ukrainian people are starving, Soviet officials assure the world, and their own countrymen...

As Ukrainians starve, the Soviet government covers-up the disaster occurring in Ukraine by selling more and more grain to other countries.

Stalin's orders to take Ukrainian grain, between 1932-33, cause people throughout Ukraine to starve.

The Bolsheviks change their sharing policies to taking policies not long after consolidating their power.

Russian Studies Learning Tasks

Integrate and Evaluate Information in Different Formats

Reflect Upon the Possibility of a Similar Murder Today

Textual Evidence

Identifying Key Ideas

Russian Studies Audios

In spite of censorship in her time, Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966) remains one of Russia's most-loved poets of the 20th century.

NOTES from UNDERGROUNDBy Fyodor DostoevskyTranslation by Andrew R.

Dostoevsky worked on Notes from Underground in 1863.

In spite of censorship in her time, Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966) remains one of Russia's most-loved poets of the 20th century.

On the evening of October 22, 1962, President Kennedy shocked the country when he reported the Soviet Union was installing ballistic missiles in Cuba.

Russian Studies Audio Narrations

Audio narration of "Francis Gary Powers and the U-2 Incident," a chapter of "Bridge of Spies."

Audio narration of "Trial of Rudolf Abel," a chapter in "Bridge of Spies."

Audio narration of "James Donovan and Rudolf Abe," a chapter in "Bridge of Spies."

Audio narration of "Rudolf Abel at Risk," a chapter in the story "Bridge of Spies."

Audio narration of "Rudolf Abel and His American Life," a chapter in the story "Bridge of Spies."

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