Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire Topics for Discussion

David Remnick
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Discuss the book's title, and how it relates to the 70 years of Communist rule in the former Soviet Union.

How does a nation succeed in deceiving more than 300 million citizens for 70 years? Discuss the tools and techniques used by the government to maintain its hold on information. What happens that finally changes this?

Explore the element of fear employed by the Communist party, and why it is successful.

Discuss how human emotions and attributes contribute to the fall of the Soviet Empire.

Courage is demonstrated at great levels by some of the players in the story. Discuss which characters you feel were most courageous and why.

What is the role of Soviet people in their history? Discuss how the actions of common citizens contribute to both the rise and fall of the Soviet Empire.

In the early days of the Bolshevik movement, the rebels seemed to be...

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