Earth & Conservation

The Rise Of The Soviet Union

Until its fall in 1991, the Soviet Union was a major player on the world stage. So just how did the USSR come to be?

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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Learn More:

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