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Social Studies High School High

Communism's Legacy from Soviet Union to Russia Today

The Communist Revolution in the Soviet Union led to a totalitarian dictatorship that killed or imprisoned tens of millions of people. It was a period of cruelty that’s not forgotten in Russia today. However, some former Communist rulers are in current day Russia’s government. This means there’s a complicated relationship with the Soviet past because some rulers want to bring back some Soviet-era practices. Listen to this story to understand how Russia’s Communist past still plays a role in present-day politics.

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AIR DATE: 11/07/2007

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