Some Russian History

Russian History and Animal Farm

It may seem strange at first, but George Orwell intended Animal Farm to be read as a allegory of the rise of communism in Russia. To see the effectiveness of his allegory, you first need to explore some background information about about the period. Read the documents and information below and then head over to the Russian History Media page to learn more.


Lenin, Trotsky, and Stalin reading

Lenin, Trotsky, and Stalin reading


 
Module 1: Getting Started                Module 4: Understanding the allegory, Part 1