Chapter 5

Supplementary Materials



Lenin & Trotsky – Their Rise to Power (12 minutes)

The Red Terror (1918) – How the Bolsheviks Went on a rampage after the Russian Revolution (14 minutes)

Vladimir Lenin: The Founder of the Soviet Union (22 minutes)

Dr. Zhivago* – available on Amazon Prime and YouTube (3 hours and 17 minutes)



Vladimir Lenin Part 1 (47 minutes)



Lenin: The Man, The Dictator, and the Master of Terror by Victor Sebestyen (2017)

A People’s Tragedy: The Russian Revolution, 1891-1924 by Orlando Figes (1997)

What Is To Be Done? by Vladimir Lenin (1902)

Party Organization and Party Literature
by Vladimir Lenin (1905)

Lenin Collected Works

The Russian Revolution: A New History by Sean McMeekin (2017)

The Cheka: Lenin’s Political Police by George Leggett (1981)

Communism: A History by Richard Pipes (2001)

We by Yevgeny Zamyatin (1924)

Doctor Zhivago* by Boris Pasternak (1957)

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles (2016)

*Contains some adult content such as violence, language, sexual content, and substance use: appropriate for older students

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