For centuries, ordinary Russians lived under the absolute power of the czars, the country’s hereditary rulers. Not surprisingly, the Russian people increasingly wanted a greater voice in the way they were governed and a higher standard of living. These desires led to the Russian Revolution and creation of the Soviet Union, one of the landmark events of the 20th century.
- Publisher: Mitchell Lane
- Series: Monumental Milestones
- Year Published: 2007
- Age Level: 8-13
- Category: History
As a teacher in Azerbaijan, I was looking for books about the Russian Revolution to help my ESL students understand the theme of Animal Farm. Great book for middle school kids. (amazon.com)