This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
David Remnick - This person is a young Washington Post journalist who speaks Russian and is assigned to the Soviet Union.
Joseph Stalin - This person was born in 1879 in a small village in Russian, attended seminary, and was expelled because of communism.
Vladimir Lenin - This person has been the symbol of Communism and Bolshevism in the Soviet Union since 1917.
Mikhail Gorbachev - This person replaced Chernenko and was the leader of the Soviet Union from 1985-1991.
Boris Yeltsin - This person worked in the Communist party and was elected...
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