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From the Ted Talk by Mikhail Zygar: What the Russian Revolution would have looked like on social media

Unscramble the Blue Letters

What is history? It is something written by the winners. There is a stereotype that hoistry should be focused on the rulers, like Lenin or ttrsoky. As a result, people in many coernutis, like mine, rsusia, look at history as something that was predetermined or determined by the lraeeds, and common people could not influence it in any way. Many Russians today do not believe that Russia could ever have been or ever will be a truly democratic nation, and this is due to the way history has been framed to the citizens of Russia. And this is not true.

Open Cloze

What is history? It is something written by the winners. There is a stereotype that _______ should be focused on the rulers, like Lenin or _______. As a result, people in many _________, like mine, ______, look at history as something that was predetermined or determined by the _______, and common people could not influence it in any way. Many Russians today do not believe that Russia could ever have been or ever will be a truly democratic nation, and this is due to the way history has been framed to the citizens of Russia. And this is not true.

Solution

  1. history
  2. leaders
  3. russia
  4. trotsky
  5. countries

Original Text

What is history? It is something written by the winners. There is a stereotype that history should be focused on the rulers, like Lenin or Trotsky. As a result, people in many countries, like mine, Russia, look at history as something that was predetermined or determined by the leaders, and common people could not influence it in any way. Many Russians today do not believe that Russia could ever have been or ever will be a truly democratic nation, and this is due to the way history has been framed to the citizens of Russia. And this is not true.

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Important Words

  1. citizens
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  3. countries
  4. democratic
  5. determined
  6. due
  7. focused
  8. framed
  9. history
  10. influence
  11. leaders
  12. lenin
  13. nation
  14. people
  15. predetermined
  16. result
  17. rulers
  18. russia
  19. russians
  20. stereotype
  21. today
  22. trotsky
  23. true
  24. winners
  25. written