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Russian Rulers(18 Photos)
From the Romanovs to Revolution and beyond, discover the rulers and politicians behind Russia's tumultuous history.
Communist Leaders(12 Photos)
During the 20th century, the worldwide spread of communism took many different forms under the direction of each country's leadership.
RasputinVideo Clip (1:59)
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Timothy Dickinson tells us about the life and death of the famous Russian mystic Rasputin.
Finding the Romanovs
Finding the RomanovsVideo Clip (3:48)
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The Romanov czar was removed from the throne in 1917, and he and his whole family disappeared from prison a year later. Their bodies weren't found until 1979.
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In 1917, the Russian Revolution led to the destruction of the imperial government, paving the way for the Bolsheviks' rise to power and the eventual formation of the Soviet Union.Go
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