This free website brings together my ideas about how to teach and study the Russian Revolution and Soviet history. These ideas have been developed over thirty years of teaching at university.
The website is designed to support courses at all levels - from GCSE to A-level, IB, undergraduate degree at university and post-graduate studies.
It is best used together with my book, Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991, which draws from all my books on the Russian Revolution and Soviet history (visit bookstore).
Revolutionary Russia can be used alongside textbooks in schools and universities. It presents my view that - although it changed in form and character - the Russian Revolution should be understood as a single cycle of 100 years, from the famine crisis of 1891 until the collapse of the Soviet regime in 1991.
The website's 18 sections run in parallel to the chapters of my book. They are organised around the major themes of the curricula at schools and universities.
In each website section you will find an introductory outline of the period with my commentary on the issues, photos, videos and some questions you may need to think about as a student. Each section also has short extracts from my book Revolutionary Russia on themes covered by GCSE and A-level syllabuses.
For A-level teachers and students who are keen to stretch their studies, or for students at university, there is a premium site www.revolutionaryrussia.com with more materials, including:
** my ideas on how to answer the most common questions in A-level and university exams;
** opportunities to participate in on-line seminars with me on Google Hangout to discuss the major themes of the Russian Revolution and Soviet history, and a video library of previous seminars;
** lecture/podcasts for each of the website's 18 sections;
** longer extracts from my books carefully selected to help students deepen their ideas on key themes;
** photo essays and videos with questions designed for class work;
** regular discussions of key themes and exam questions;
** updates on news and source materials for Russian revolutionary history.
There is a small subscription fee (£49.99 per year for schools and £7.99 per year for individuals) to access these and other materials at www.revolutionaryrussia.com
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