Contact Us FAQ Français
Home / The Russian Revolution: Revolutions Series

The Russian Revolution: Revolutions Series

Maple Leaf This item is only available for Canadian orders.
This title is a part of the series Revolutions Series

Catalogue Number:  KMG002
Producer:  Kunskapsmedia Group
Producing Agencies:  Kunskapsmedia Group
Subject:  Canadian World Studies, Documentary, History, Social Studies, World History
Language:  English
Grade Level:  6 - 8, 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Sweden
Copyright Year:  2016
Running Time:  17:39

Request Preview Access

At the turn of the 20th century, many Russians were dissatisfied with their life of poverty and the tsar, a sovereign emperor, was losing popularity and trust. European countries now had democratically elected parliaments, and many Russians wanted political change. On Bloody Sunday, 2005, over 1500 protestors were killed, but activists formed local councils – soviets – and Tsar Nicolas allowed them to establish a parliament – the duma.

When World War I involved Russia, heavy losses of soldiers caused a labour crisis, food shortages, and starvation. In 2017 strikes and protests led to a military mutiny; the duma assumed power and the Tsar was forced to abdicate.  We learn about Lenin and the Bolsheviks; the October Revolution; dictatorship of the proletariat; the peace treaty with Germany in 1918 which gave Finland, Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania independence; communism; the civil war between the Red Army and Trotsky and the anti-communist White Army; the formation of the Soviet Union; and Stalin’s lengthy dictatorship.


Related Titles

Korolev vs Von Braun - The Space Race: Face to Face Series

CinéFête A264-S01-03

This is the story of the 20th century’s greatest adventure, the conquest of space, recounted...

Russia: Nostalgia for the Empire

Illégitime Défense A269-004

The year after the downfall of the Soviet Union, President Boris Eltsine declared: “the Imperial...

Reagan Gorbatchev, Duel at the Top

Illégitime Défense A269-008

When they first met in 1985, tensions were running high, and the world acclaimed Reagan and...

Armageddon: Remembering the Cuban Missile Crisis: W5


When Russian missiles were discovered in Cuba in 1962, a standoff began. W5's Lloyd Robertson looks...

The French Revolution: Revolutions Series

Kunskapsmedia Group KMG001

In this film, we travel back to the late 18th century France and follow the development of the...

Browse Our Collection By Subject

View All Subjects