Russian President Vladimir Putin's aggressive actions over the past few years have led to suggestions that he may be trying to reinstate the former Soviet Union.
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics has a complex and sordid history. How exactly did the USSR rise to power in the first place? Watch today's Seeker Daily video to find out.
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The New York Times: Nov. 7, 1917 | Russian Government Overthrown in Bolshevik Revolution
BBC: Joseph Stalin: National hero or cold-blooded murderer?
The Atlantic: How Communism Took Over Eastern Europe After World War II