Russian Revolution

Animal Farm
Use the following websites and any additional information that you can find using the Internet to
answer the questions below. Remember to cite any sources that you find on your own and DO NOT
Russian Revolution
Lenin and Stalin
Freedom and Revolution
The Path to Revolution
History of Communism
Lenin and Communism
Define Communism:
a theory or system of social organization based on the holding of all
property in actual ownership being given to the community as a whole or to the state.
Define Socialism: a theory or system of social organization that gives ownership and
control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the
community as a whole. (
What is the goal of Socialism? To have a society run by his or her needs.
What are the similarities between Communism and Socialism? The similarities are the
government having more control over the community and state.
What is a Dictator? A person with absolute powers, a ruler who has absolute, unrestricted
control in a government without hereditary succession. (
What started the Russian Revolution? The farm workers and the peasants started the war.
Who won the Russian Revolution? The Bolsheviks won the Russian revolution.
Who were the Bolsheviks? The Bolsheviks were Russian communists.
Write a brief biography of Lenin:
Lenin was a communist politician, the main leader of the
October Revolution, and the head of the Russian Soviet Social Republic. He practiced
being a lawyer but got really into the Revolutionary efforts. Lenin was aligned with the
Bolsheviks. He later became the party leader. He was opposed to anti-Semitism.
What role did Lenin play in the Russian Revolution? Lenin got the power to overthrow the
government. He was the leader of the Russian Revolution.
Write a brief biography of Stalin: Got control over the Soviet Union after Lenin died. He
was a member of the Bolshevik party. He executed thousands of people. After his death
“Stanlism” was condemned.
What role did Stalin play in the Russian Revolution? He played a big role since he succeeded
Lenin. He was in charge of the army and controlled everything. He killed many people.
Write a brief biography of Trotsky: Stalin expelled him. He spent most of his life in prison and
wrote for many communist newspapers. He was later assassinated.
What role did Trotsky play in the Russian Revolution?