This is Tsar Nicholas || of Russia. He was the leader of Russia from 1894 until he was overthrown in 1917.
GUSTAV!! Collect the taxes from the people!!
But I'm very hungry, my leader!
Vladimir Lenin's communist party, the Bolsheviks, overthrew the Duma (the Russian government) in 1917 during World War |.
My Russian brothers listen in! Let me introduce myself, Vladimir Lenin! The Tsar is taking all of our land, food, and water! If we don't do anything we could be slaughtered!
Lenin met with Kaiser Wilhelm || of Germany to pull Russia out of the war.
We want to be out of the war
Only if we can have some of your land...
After Lenin's death, there were multiple candidates to take his place. Joseph Stalin ordered the NKVD to spy on the other candidates. Stalin took control over the Soviet Union and became its dictator in the late 1920s.
Tell the secret police to spy on Trotsky, Zinoviev, Kamenev, and Bukharin!
As you wish, my commander.
A Russian soldier
In World War 2, the Nazis attacked the Soviet Union, which were their allies until that point. The Nazis were short of supplies and the Russians were resolute and determined.
A Nazi Soldier
This country used to be communist
Although the majority of Russia was in poverty, Russia was very successful economy wise.
For now, Russia is a peaceful country that has nothing to do with communism.